WASHINGTON: Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WSDA and WSLCB Release Updated List of Approved Cannabis Pesticides

LCB is sharing this message on behalf of WSDA:

Bulletin No 20-02

To:         Marijuana Producers, Processors, and Retailers

From:     WSLCB and WSDA

Subject: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of  pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on  criteria previously established by WSDA.

WSDA has added six new Section 3 pesticides and four new Section 25(b) pesticides to the list of allowable products for a total of ten new products. There were no products removed from the list.  The list currently contains 307 Section 3 pesticides and 90 Section 25(b) pesticides, for a total of 397 products.

WSDA has two columns on the list: (1) Section 3 pesticides that are subject to Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requirements, and (2) Section 3 pesticides that are limited to use by non-commercial “HG Only” marijuana growers. The products designated as “HG Only=Yes” may only be used by those individuals authorized to home grow medical use marijuana.

Products marked as “HG Only=Yes” may not be used in the commercial production of marijuana.

Spray adjuvants are not included on the list—however any spray adjuvant that is labeled for use on food crops can be used with an allowed pesticide that is applied to marijuana, as long as the intended use is authorized by the spray adjuvant label. For example, a spray adjuvant labeled only for use with an herbicide cannot be used with an insecticide or fungicide. Information on spray adjuvants that are registered for distribution in Washington is available from the WSU PICOL database.

Please check your stock of pesticides against the list to ensure that you are using an allowed product. Marijuana growers can continue to use any existing stocks of pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

All of the pesticides that were added to the list contain active ingredients that were already allowed for use in marijuana production.

Some pesticides are labeled for application to soil or to crop plants, while some pesticides are labeled for application to both soil and crop plants (e.g., insecticides, fungicides). Other pesticides include herbicides labeled for direct application to, and control of, unwanted plants (i.e., weeds). Remember to read, understand, and comply with all applicable label directions and precautions when using any pesticide.

 Pesticides Added:                                                                    Registration Number

1.    Howler Lawn and Garden Organic Fungicide                  EPA No.  91197-3-92488

2.    Onward                                                                             EPA No.  90866-23-95775

3.    Promote                                                                            EPA No. 90866-23

4.    Spear LEP Biological Insecticide                                     EPA No. 88847-6

5.    Spear T Liquid Concentrate                                             EPA No. 88847-6

6.    Howler Fungicide                                                              EPA. No. 91197-3-92488

7.    Eco-1 40                                                                            WA No.  74578-19003

8.    Huma Gro Thyme Pro                                                      WA No.  999690-20001

9.    Mammoth Canncontrol                                                     WA No.  997320-20001

10.  Protection Plus Insecticide and Fungicide                       WA No.  994030-20001

You can find the complete list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production, the criteria WSDA used to establish the list, and information regarding statewide stop-sale orders in Washington on the WSDA web site: https://agr.wa.gov/departments/marijuana/pesticide-use

Upscale Marijuana Is Moving Online

CALIFORNIA:  The parking lot at Wonderland Nursery is often full of Ford F-150s belonging to area growers, who have come to pick up clones — stem cuttings of cannabis that have been replanted — and glean advice for their crops. The airy, two-story facility sits on the outskirts of Garberville, Calif., a little hub of civilization and commerce amid the far-spread farms shrouded in the hills.

When I visited, a few nursery workers, in the process of making more clones from plant cuttings, passed around a joint in the unassuming manner workers in a different place of business might gather at the watercooler. Owner Kevin Jodrey says they’re actually not supposed to smoke in the shop, but “you know how it goes from time to time.”

If you want to get wonky about cannabis cultivation, Jodrey’s nursery has a vast genetic library, and he has helped people with everything from arthritis to late-stage leukemia find the right strain and cannabinoid ratio to treat themselves.

 

Redmond Ridge Residents Outraged At Proposed Pot Zoning

WASHINGTON:  An Eastside community is calling on the King County Council to halt the proposed processing of marijuana in their neighborhood. The Redmond Ridge community is worried that proposed boundaries for the legal pot industry could put their children in danger and destroy their neighborhoods.

“Zoning or no zoning it doesn’t make sense to put big pot in the middle of a neighborhood,” said Jen Boon who is the Redmond Ridge Homeowners Association President.

Redmond Ridge is a part of unincorporated King County. It’s a community filled with schools, parks, and hundreds of family with growing children.

Friday night about 75 neighbors, parents and kids gathered at the parking lot of Rosa Parks Elementary to plan their next steps against King County over its proposed pot zoning ordinance. [Read more…]

Redmond Ridge Residents Outraged At Proposed Pot Zoning

WASHINGTON:  An Eastside community is calling on the King County Council to halt the proposed processing of marijuana in their neighborhood. The Redmond Ridge community is worried that proposed boundaries for the legal pot industry could put their children in danger and destroy their neighborhoods.

“Zoning or no zoning it doesn’t make sense to put big pot in the middle of a neighborhood,” said Jen Boon who is the Redmond Ridge Homeowners Association President.

Redmond Ridge is a part of unincorporated King County. It’s a community filled with schools, parks, and hundreds of family with growing children.

Friday night about 75 neighbors, parents and kids gathered at the parking lot of Rosa Parks Elementary to plan their next steps against King County over its proposed pot zoning ordinance. [Read more…]