Two Colorado patients file the first class-action lawsuit against a marijuana company over pesticides. This case highlights the ongoing debate on what pesticides are safe for cultivators to use on their plants. The lawsuit against LivWell Inc. by Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee alleges the company has been using Eagle 20. Eagle 20 is a heavy-hitting pesticide with myclobutanil that kills a variety of pests endangering the plants. It’s a petroleum-based fungicide that’s used on crops like hops and fruit trees but not on plants like tobacco, since it releases hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas, when burned.
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Posted on October 7, 2015