420 with CNW – Feds Hire Hazmat Company for Cannabis Eradication Training

July 10, 2020 15:25:48

The U.S. Forest Service has in the past come under fire for its handling of illegal marijuana cultivation sites. Most of the unregulated growers use dangerous chemicals that pollute nearby waterways and in some cases, they clear entire sections of natural forest to plant their crop. The Forest Service has been accused of not always reclaiming and rehabilitating the grow sites after the marijuana has been eradicated, and for reportedly exposing employees to the harmful chemicals at the sites without proper protection.

In response to these concerns, the agency has announced that it will hire a hazardous materials consulting firm to train employees on how to safely remove marijuana grown on public lands under a newly awarded government contract. According to a document filed in support of the contract and posted last week to the U.S. General Services Administration Website, a large number…


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