- Marijuana regulators have stopped operations at several outdoor marijuana farms and processing facilities in Washington after testing found high levels of chemicals linked to a dangerous decades-old pesticide.
- The facilities, which are located in north-central Washington in an area that used to be fruit orchards, were shut down at least temporarily on Thursday after the announcement by Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board.
- Officials said that samples collected from grow operations along a stretch of the Okanagan River north of Brewster showed high levels of DDE, which is a chemical that will remain in the soil after DDT breaks down.
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