Cannabis and Pesticides

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The Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is responsible for:

  • Providing statewide guidance on the use of pesticides in the cultivation of cannabis
  • Providing guidance to the Bureau of Cannabis Control on testing for pesticides
  • Requiring that pesticides being applied to cannabis comply with food and agriculture standards

DPR does not publish a list of pesticide products for use on specific crops, including cannabis. No pesticide product is federally-registered for use on cannabis. However, pesticide products can be legally used on cannabis in California, provided they meet certain criteria.

State or local agency seeking assistance on cannabis pesticide cleanup?
Contact the DTSC Emergency Response Program, or DPR's Cannabis Program supervisor, Rachel Kubiak, at (916) 445-5010 or Rachel.Kubiak@cdpr.ca.gov.

Questions about pesticides on cannabis?
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How do I get a grower's license?
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Questions about lab testing, retail licenses?
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Questions about cannabis packaging, edibles, and infused products?
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This web page is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this web page should be construed as a recommendation for or endorsement of the use of a pesticide product.


For more information, please contact:
Rachel Kubiak, Cannabis Program Supervisor
Phone: (916) 445-5010
E-mail: Rachel.Kubiak@cdpr.ca.gov