Colorado pot plants quarantined due to possible pesticides

The city of Denver has ordered commercial pot growers to quarantine hundreds of marijuana plants because of possible pesticide violations.

The order affects six commercial growers of recreational marijuana. It is the first time Colorado health authorities have taken pot plants out of the state’s regulated market because of health concerns.

Denver also has ordered all 371 licensed pot growing facilities in the city to report on what pesticides they use by April 1.

The city on Monday wouldn’t name the six locations cited. The plants represent a small percentage of the city’s overall crop and there were no immediate reports of sickened pot consumers.

The quarantine means the marijuana can’t be sold and that the owners must await further action from health authorities.

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