Cannabis and Pesticides

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Photograph of cannabis.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) regulates the sale and use of pesticides in California, including use on cannabis. The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2016 and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act further require DPR to provide guidelines for the use of pesticides in the cultivation of cannabis and to provide the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation guidelines on pesticide residue.

California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR) is the lead agency for cannabis regulation and is developing regulations along with the Department of Public Health (Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety), and Department of Food and Agriculture (CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing). The three licensing agencies have issued draft regulations for manufacturing, cultivation, a track-and-trace system, laboratory testing, dispensaries, and other cannabis related activities.

BMCR Regulations, OMCS Regulations, CalCannabis Regulations

Legal Pest Management Practices for Cannabis Growers in California, PDF (1 mb)

Cover of Guidance to Cannabis Cultivators Presentation Cannabis Cultivators Presentation, PDF (576 kb)

Legislation

Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, PDF
Provides the framework for regulating the cultivation, sales, and use of medicinal cannabis in California.

Adult Use Marijuana Act, PDF
Provides the framework for regulating the cultivation, sales, and adult use of cannabis in California.

Legislative History

State Partners

For questions on cannabis (medical and adult-use) not related to pesticides, please see the following agencies:


For content questions, contact:
Jill Townzen or Daniel Rubin
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, California 95812-4015
Phone: (916) 445-4300
E-mail: cdprweb@cdpr.ca.gov