Cannabis, Hemp, 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
Questions about pesticides on cannabis?
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How do I get a grower's license?
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Questions about cannabis lab testing, retail licenses?
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Questions about cannabis packaging, edibles, and infused products?
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Industrial Hemp Questions Including Hemp Registration

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Additional Resources and Links

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.

Reporting Illegal Cannabis Grow Sites

To report illegal cannabis grow sites or any related issues, contact CalCannabis toll-free at 1-833-WEED-TIP (1-833-933-3847).


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