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Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem?

September 26, 2017 Media Coverage

The Cannifornian
September 26, 2017

"Tainted: Can California solve pot’s pesticide problem?"

Buzz Hines provided commentary for the article on pesticide use and cannabis. Starting Jan. 2, when California’s legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested and most chemicals will be banned.

The article asks if after decades of unregulated weed, will consumer be willing to pay more for a state-approved product?

“It all comes back to the consumer,” said environmental attorney Robert L. “Buzz” Hines of San Francisco’s Farella Braun + Martel. “As consumers get a lot more sophisticated,” he predicted, “I believe you’ll see them choose something they know and trust.”

Link to full article.

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