Sean McAllister, who represents Gaia’s Garden, said the wholesale company has always been in compliance with state requirements for labeling and packaging its products.
Cannabis industry attorney Sean McAllister called Hickenlooper’s executive order a “feel-good proclamation” and said he was glad to see the related bill get voted down.
“An interested party has to come in and ask for a receiver to be appointed,” explained Dan Garfield, a Denver-based marijuana industry attorney.
“By the beginning of 2015, Denver had been getting complaints and concerns, mostly from the Fire Department, who would go out and see these pesticides sitting around,” says cannabis business attorney Sean McAllister.
“I have many clients that tell me the first thing they get asked when they get pulled over in Kansas or Nebraska with Colorado plates is, ‘Where’s the marijuana?” said Sean McAllister,
The AG is ensuring that businesses that use the word are at least “consistent with the concept of organic,” McAllister said.
“While everyone wants safe marijuana, Denver has no science to show the presence of residual amounts of pesticides are a danger to public health,” said attorney Sean McAllister.
“One of the best and most obvious ways to avoid such pitfalls is to be careful when setting up a marijuana business at the outset.” said Sean McAllister.
“It’s been devastating,” says Sean McAllister, who represents four of the growers affected. “People have had to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars to cover their lost inventory.