liberty reach

warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/hemporg/public_html/news/modules/taxonomy/ on line 34.

Washington: Two Big Marijuana Growers Fined For Using Banned Pesticides


By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Two of Washington state's largest legal marijuana growers last month were barred from all sales, pending an investigation into their illegal use of banned pesticides.

New Leaf Enterprises, makers of Dama Oil and the Dama line of products, and BMF Washington LLC, whose marijuana is used by brands including Liberty Reach and JuJu Joints, received orders to stop sales on December 29 and December 17, 2015, respectively, reports Tobias Coughlin-Bogue at The Stranger.

The investigations were prompted by third-party complaints, according to the documents. The stop sales weren't announced the the public, but rumors were rife in the industry that something had happened to New Leaf.

A public records request filed with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) revealed that both New Leaf and BMF were nailed in pesticide investigations.

The WSLCB brought in Washington State Department of Agriculture pesticide experts including Erick Johansen, and in the case of New Leaf, also contracted Trace Analytics, the state's first lab able to do pesticide testing. (The Board in the past had dismissed pesticide residue testing as expensive and unnecessary.)

Washington: Ribbon Cutting Set For Higher Leaf, Recreational Marijuana Store In Kirkland


The Ribbon Cutting for Higher Leaf, a recreational marijuana store based in Kirkland, Washington, will be held on Thrursday, February 26.

"We are thrilled to announce the Grand Opening Celebration for Higher Leaf, Kirkland’s premiere Recreational Marijuana Store," reads an prepared press release from Higher Leaf's Molly Honig. "The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which will be co-hosted by the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is on Thursday, February 26th at 5:30 pm. Representatives from both the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce and the Kirkland City Council will be in attendance."

"We will have product specials and demonstrations at the main event and throughout the weekend of February 26th-March 1st," the release promises. "Representatives from Zoots, Craft Elixirs, Verdelux Chocolates, Liberty Reach, Confidence Labs, and several growers will be on hand for product demonstrations and some will provide non-infused samples of their products."

"We will also have a full menu of of marijuana flower, marijuana infused products, edibles, concentrates and paraphernalia available for purchase," Higher Leaf spokesperson Molly Honig confirmed to Hemp News Thursday evening.

Consumption of marijuana or marijuana infused products on the premises is not permitted so demonstrations will be done with non-infused products or household spices. Snacks will be available at the ribbon cutting event for anyone with a case of the munchies, according to Higher Leaf.

Syndicate content