Lawmaker wants a ban on types of chemicals that can be used on plants

”Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, says “there’s nothing to prevent” cultivators from using Eagle 20, a fungicide, on marijuana plants. ”

Sen Sonny Borrelli is working tirelessly to improve the state regulation of medical marijuana in Arizona for patients.

SB 1016 and SB 1017, taken together, are designed to ensure the Department of Revenue has access to certain records of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Separately, SB 1010 would eliminate the requirement in the original 2010 law that state health inspectors give prior notice before checking out medical marijuana dispensaries and processing facilities. Borrelli said that makes no sense, especially when the question is the cleanliness of kitchens.

SB1494: The bill passed in the summer of 2019
”to require that there be testing of medical marijuana for pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals before the product can be sold to patients. That testing is supposed to start no later than Nov. 1, 2020.”

”Borrelli said an outright ban on certain chemicals makes better sense than subjecting medical marijuana patients to a risk.”

SB 1015 would maintain the testing requirement for everything from microbial contamination and heavy metals to pesticides, fungicides and residual solvents. But the new language would specifically ban the use of any pesticide at all except for those that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act say are so benign as to not require regulation at all.

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