Written by Emily Gray Brosious for Extract.
The reported discovery of a chemical insecticide in organically grown legal marijuana in Oregon has led to a class action lawsuit against an Illinois-based insecticide maker, according to Courthouse News Service.
A lawsuit filed July 14 in Multnomah County Court by Benjamin Efran claims Guardian Mite Spray, a popular product advertised as “all natural” and used by organic cannabis growers, actually contains the conventional chemical pesticide ingredient abamectin.
Oregon’s Department of Agriculture temporarily removed the pesticide from its list of chemicals approved for use on cannabis cultivation after lab tests found the chemical ingredient abamectin in Guardian Mite Spray back in January 2016. But abamectin was not an active ingredient listed on the product label, as required by law, according to The Oregonian.