With No U.S. Standards, Pot Pesticide Use Is Rising Public Health Threat

With No U.S. Standards, Pot Pesticide Use Is Rising Public Health Threat

and |

Whiteflies and hemp russet mites suck the sap, while the termites drill straight for the roots. The eggs of two-spotted spider mites cling to the bottom of the leaves – if you could see them, they would be round and early, a microscopic 1/180th of an inch each.

And the bumpy rash on the leaf’s topside? A precursor of powdery mildew, which will, untreated, settle like a thick coat of dust. Powdery mildew is a major headache for marijuana growers. “It grows fast,” said Frank Conrad, director of Colorado Green Lab, a private cannabis testing facility in Denver. “It will cover an entire room and destroy the value of that crop.”

With No U.S. Standards, Pot Pesticide Use Is Rising Public Health Threat






Comments are Closed