pot from your curbside drug dealer, which is often sourced
through Mexican cartels or illegal grows in national forests.
But the distinction pretty much stops there. Grown under the
"medical" cannabis can be covered in toxic mold, raised in
rooms filled with shedding pit bulls, or coated in commercial-
grade synthetic fertilizers and insecticides such as phosphate
and Diazinon, which can be especially toxic if improperly
applied. "Under our program a huge advantage is the
patient can be assured that their cannabis is being grown
"legally compliant" enough for any eco-conscious stoner.
program for medical marijuana farmers that's nearly
identical to the USDA's organics program
of them don't inspect pot farms for compliance with
agricultural laws. Which where Van Hook's status as
an accredited "apples-to-zucchini" USDA-certified
organic farm inspector comes in: He's denied some
such a using composted human feces to fertilize plants,
growing plants near livestock pens that coat buds in
manure dust, or setting off a bug bomb in a grow
room shortly before harvesting.
While marijuana is legal in California if you
have a "medical card" (and my doctors have
offered me one), I do not use it. But I do support
and advocate for those that do. It is far less dangerous
"toxic chemicals" that do not and should not be in it.