Recently a list of 257 pesticide products has been developed by The Oregon Department of Agriculture in order to help advise marijuana growers and pesticide applicators throughout the state of Oregon. The guide list is available on ODA’s cannabis and pesticides webpage at http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/Pesticides/RegulatoryIssues/Pages/CannabisPesticides.aspx
ODA monitors and oversees the sale, use, and distribution of pesticides products in Oregon. because of this, ODA depends on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as well as state statutes, and enforces the product label as the law.
As of late, there are no registered pesticide products in Oregon that are explicitly labeled or identified for use on marijuana. Be as this may, ODA has approved established criteria for potential products that may be used on marijuana.
The purpose of creating criteria is to help guide growers in differentiating those pesticide products with labels that do not legally prohibit use on marijuana from those that clearly do not allow use, officials said.
Pesticide use on cannabis is permitted if it is meant for unspecified food products, is excluded from a tolerance, and is considered low-risk.
Those engaged in using pesticides the production of cannabis should read through the guide list, follow the product label, and use that product according to its directions, the agency said.
Any other products used could be considered illegal and, if laboratory testing finds any presence of these pesticide residues, it could be considered a violation of the Oregon Pesticide Law.
The guide list will be updated on the ODA web page as needed. Growers and pesticide applicators are encouraged to check the guide list frequently.