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Colorado leads charge to test, regulate marijuana

California may have been the first state in the US to legalize marijuana, but other jurisdictions are paving the way to better testing and safety standards.

Colorado is working toward becoming the first state to regulate production of medical marijuana. Regulators say pot consumers deserve to know what they’re smoking, and producers should have safety regulations such as pesticide limits for plants destined for human consumption…

Colorado hopes to have in place by early next year some sort of labeling and inspection standard for marijuana sold commercially, under provisions of a new state law. But it’s a daunting task. Physicians, pot shop owners and state regulators all say standards are needed but guidelines don’t exist.
Full story at the Chronicle.
  1. Ponder z
    November 27, 2010 at 5:57 am

    so they will develop some kind of ratting.?! like that will have any credibility with our outlaw dope growers. What it will lead to is commercialised weed, grown by big corporate farms. With total legality and consumer credibility. And government sanction. All you growers will be no better than a bunch of moonshiners. Still illegal.

  2. Anonymoose
    November 27, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Well, the way things are now a grower can use ammonium nitrate, muriate of potash, and calcium nitrate in ginormous amounts, then stop for a week, harvest and sell it as ORGANIC. Which it aint. Not to mention the pyrethrins, the neem oil, and the crap indoor punks use to make the herb turn purple, like potassium permanganate. Some of this herb is poison being sold as medicine.

  3. Anonymous
    November 27, 2010 at 7:48 am

    How about the 3500-6000 kWh/ 10′ X 10′ / month and CO2 either pumped in from a tank or furnace flus re routed to use combustion bi-products as a source of CO2, what about the deisel spills, garbage dumps and downright un neighborly behavior, wrecked rental housing, fires, how about the quality of life in the hills these days. No lab will regulate any of that. Honestly, it has gotten so bad because we have allowed it. Kudos to the neighbors on hilsdale, kudos to any hillfolk that school the new neighbors, and shame on the grow supply stores that put profit above education, safety and responsibility, your hands are dirty as sin. Eventually this mess will unravel but we as neighbors, hillfolk, business people and responsible gardeners could certainly help it along.

  4. Decline to State
    November 27, 2010 at 7:50 am

    For marijuana to be useful as an actual “medicine” strict guidelines must be put in place. Test and label. I’m no big fan of an even bigger and more powerful government but this is where it can actually help us. It’s our health we’re talking about here.

  5. Harold h. Greene
    November 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

    grow your own. It’s only marijuana. Why does it need to be regulated at all? personally, I don’t it’s a good idea to borrow more money from china to regulate marijuana growing. That’s silly.

  6. Anonymous
    November 27, 2010 at 9:34 am

    make your own meth, why regulate?

  7. November 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

    While I totally agree that all pot should be grown outdoors; It seems duplicitous that we hardly hear these complaints about CO2 and other problems when it is associated with Pulp mills, lumber mills, auto shops, machine works, dairy production, road works. I guess the idea is that the grower is only helping himself, while the others are somehow helping society at large. Which is pure bovine scat. Every business that is using up fuel, is profiting it’s owners.
    There is an argument to be made about zoning, but to try and lay planet destruction on the backs of indoor-growers is a huge stretch.

  8. Harold h. Greene
    November 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

    “make your own meth, why regulate?”

    marijuana ain’t meth.

  9. Harold h. Greene
    November 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

    why would you want to use meth anyway?

  10. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    November 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

    California never legalised marijuana in headline news form. However, medical mj is legal for legal patients.

    AS FAR AS CERTIFICATION – CORPORATE BIG BUSINESS SCAM. For years, grow your own has been he model for many. Further, small growers at Farmers’ Markets have a client list not based on certifications, but based on having a better product (that which goes without saying). Now, I know, I know, children selling lemonade next to the sidewalk is also illegal. It is a matter of corporate choices over non-corporate choices; it is fascisms versus individualisms; it is power and control over an expanding population; it is greed built atop of green!

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  11. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    November 27, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Good Point Moviedad,

    it is that greed on green thing again, usually attached to some sorta job that explains away its own environmental impacts, sometimes by creating counter-arguments of non-sensical melodramatic story-telling. Fact is, the fascists in charge want their factory labor and they want it on their terms and if anyone else is making a living any other way, the fascists in charge will say and do anything to try and “gain back” the slave labor they lost or will never have again. Hence, the illegal immigration labor filling retail flux as only an example of many schemes the dualopoly is committing against North Americans.

    JL

  12. Anonymous
    November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I want my medical meth !

  13. Joel Mielke
    November 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Anonymous is asserting his “wit” by comparing meth to pot. He must be hilarious at barbecues.

  14. Anonymous
    November 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    final results

    DA:
    25,238 Gallegos
    23,069 Jackson

    5th District:
    5,088 Sundberg
    4,934 Cleary

    3rd ward Eureka City:
    3,629 Newman
    3,446 Kuhnel
    1,116 Manns
    ——

  15. Harold h. Greene
    November 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    “I want my medical meth !”

    you better talk to your doctor first. You need a ride?

  16. tra
    November 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “I want my medical meth !”

    I believe they call it Ritalin…and physicians hand it out to millions of kids. Somebody might want to look into that.

  17. results are in
    November 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    check out elections website

  18. results are in
    November 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    check the elections website

  19. Anonymous
    November 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    tell us the results, will you? I am having trouble going there for some reason.

  20. High Finance
    November 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Oh for heavens sake, can you not read the post at 1.41pm?

    And as for “Medical” Meth? The only thing that pot has going for it is that it is a pain killer (at least while you are high). Is that so different than pot.

    For that matter is Crown Royal any less “medical” than pot?

  21. Harold h. Greene
    November 28, 2010 at 7:08 am

    “For that matter is Crown Royal any less “medical” than pot?”

    whiskey kills brain cells and damages the liver.

    “The only thing that pot has going for it is that it is a pain killer (at least while you are high). ”

    which shows how much you know about the subject.

  22. November 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm
  23. mresquan
    November 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I am pretty sure that the eye drops my grandfather used to deal with his glaucoma had marinol in it,which is a derivative of pot.
    I’ve known a few folks with H.I.V and cancer who would eat or when they could,smoke it to develop an appetite.

  24. Anonymous
    November 29, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I’ll bet grandfather didn’t care whether he could see or not after those drops !

  25. November 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Colorado has strict guidelines when it comes to indoor grow operations.The grow room must be inspected by a licensed electrician.Many growers veg the plants from 6-8 weeks before going into the flowering cycle.This is due to the limited amount of plants a patient can grow legally.Some cannabis clubs have biometric identifiers known as retinal scanners.Which every patient must be scanned upon purchasing their expensive-ass weed!All I can think about was the Trainwreck,Blue Dream,and Salmon Crk Big-Bud.These strains weren’t available in Colorado,but….their machine said it was grown in California!

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