Watch: Pesticides used on marijuana may pose unknown public health risks

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A DC cannabis group protests in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, April 24, 2017, to call on Congress to reschedule the drug classification of marijuana (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call).

CQ Roll Call’s Jacob Holzman explains that because of the federal prohibition on marijuana, the Environmental Protection Agency won’t test the effects of pesticides on marijuana plants the way it does for other crops, meaning it’s unclear if the chemicals could be causing contamination. Watch the video for more.

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