Pesticide use on cannabis has been a point of contention among consumers who want to know what they’re smoking. As a result, more and more growers are using natural ingredients to fend off pests.

The legalization of cannabis and the regulations that follow are not only creating safer products for cannabis consumers—they’re also beginning to launch a broader conversation about what chemicals are safe to use in all agriculture.

Currently, legal cannabis states like California and Colorado require cannabis producers to have their products lab tested for contaminants like pesticides—which can pose a risk to consumers’ health—before they can be put on shelves.

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