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Alaska blocks marijuana suspected of containing pesticides

3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, November 05 2019 Nov 5, 2019 November 05, 2019 11:19 AM November 05, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska officials say a Matanuska-Susitna Borough marijuana grower is under investigation for possible distribution of products cultivated with pesticides.

The state Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office sent an advisory to Alaska marijuana retail stores Nov. 1 ordering the removal and quarantine of all packages originating from Calm N Collective.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is also investigating the Houston-based company's alleged use of Eagle 20, a pesticide containing myclobutanil.

The state notice says myclobutanil is stable at room temperatures but releases the toxic gas hydrogen cyanide when combusted.

Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office Director Erika McConnell says testing for pesticides is not currently a requirement in the state Marijuana Control Board's regulations.

Calm N Collective says in a statement that a disgruntled former employee was responsible.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the marijuana grower was in Houston, Texas instead of Houston, Alaska.

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