Colorado Marijuana Grower Disputes Claims of Banned Pesticides

The owner of Tree of Wellness is disputing claims that his business sold marijuana products with banned pesticides.

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November 9, 2017

DENVER (CBS4) – A marijuana grower and dispensary owner is disputing claims that his businesses sold marijuana products with banned pesticides.

“We don’t spray Eagle 20,” said Larry Ruden, who owns the Tree of Wellness grow operation and dispensary with his wife Barbara. “But, I have a theory how it got there.”

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Eagle 20, with the active ingredient myclobutanil, is a fungicide that is used in agriculture, but is banned in Colorado marijuana products.

Ruden says Eagle 20 is so common—he thinks the chemical might have been brought into his grow operation through his ventilation system from the air outside his facility on East 42nd Avenue in Denver.

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