Insult and Injury: The Problem of Pot and Pesticides
 
Insult and Injury: The Problem of Pot and Pesticides
Written By David E. Smith   |   08.03.18

Bifenazate, Trifloxystrobin, Abamectin, Bifenthrin. Do these names sound like healthy ingredients or chemicals you would feel comfortable ingesting in foods or beverages? These are pesticides that have been discovered in laboratory-tested samples of “medical” marijuana and marijuana products that were promoted and sold as pesticide-free by California dispensaries.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Bifenazate has no anticipated dietary exposures. Therefore, an aggregate risk assessment is not warranted.” Additionally, the EPA states that, “the uses proposed for bifenazate are non-food uses and there are no expected dietary exposures. Therefore FQPA [Food Quality Protection Act] safety factor considerations do not apply.”

As if the inherent dangers of marijuana use weren’t destructive enough, the deceptive practices of the marijuana industry, aided by the EPA and other governmental agencies, intentionally obscure the risks of their purportedly “beneficial” product. Please watch this video to learn more about the deadly combination of pesticides and marijuana.

Learn more:

IFI Resource Page on Marijuana

Video Presentation by Colorado Expert Jo McGuire

Illinois Police Chief Issues a Warning on Legalized Marijuana

Marijuana: Fostering a Chronic State



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David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 23 years are blessed to be the parents of seven children. David has 30-plus-years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. From 1996 – 2004, he worked as an aide to a City of Chicago Alderman.  During that time, he was a volunteer decency advocate for the group Citizens for Community Values of Illinois,...
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