New Arizona Legislation Seeks To Prevent Potential Carcinogens in Legal Cannabis

New Arizona Legislation Seeks To Prevent Potential Carcinogens in Legal Cannabis

The bill would give Arizona’s Department of Agriculture inspectors the power to inspect marijuana cultivation facilities.

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January 30, 2018

Republican state Sen. Sonny Borrelli is introducing legislation that would give Arizona’s Department of Agriculture inspectors the power to inspect marijuana cultivation facilities.

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The proposed legislation, SB 1420, aims to ensure that chemicals banned by federal regulations for use on other crops also apply to cannabis available to the more than 150,000 Arizona residents who can legally obtain the drug.

While one fungicide called “Eagle 20” is prohibited for use on tobacco plants, Borrelli said he is concerned there is no regulation against the chemical when it comes to legal marijuana.

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