The explosion of cannabis in the US, paired with minimal oversight from the federal government, has led to a pollution and labeling problem. Large grows in Northern California have been found to use toxic rodenticides and pesticides, which have then flowed into the surrounding areas, killing animals and polluting water sources, according to a JSTOR Daily article. And it isn’t just the upper left in the ring — according to a Cannabistech article, Colorado law “requires cannabis waste to be mixed 50/50 with an approved non-consumable material before it can be sent to a landfill,” to quell anyone from taking discarded products from dumpsters, but this practice nearly doubles the waste output of cultivation facilities. Thankfully, new rules are coming into effect to make the…

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