WSDA Reiterates Restrictions On The Use Of Hemp CBD As A Food Ingredient In Washington

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WASHINGTON: Recent federal and state legislative changes regarding hemp have generated many questions about cannabinoid extracts, like CBD, and whether or not they may be used as ingredients in food products. To be clear, CBD is not currently allowed as a food ingredient, under federal and state law. 

These rules are specific to food processors and distributors licensed by WSDA. Marijuana processors licensed by the state can continue to produce CBD infused edibles for sale in state licensed marijuana retail stores only.
 

HEMP AND THE 2018 FARM BILL

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill removed hemp (with a THC concentration of no more than 0.3 percent) from the federal Controlled Substances Act. The Farm Bill also explicitly preserved the federal Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to regulate ingredients in food, including hemp and hemp extracts like CBD. 
 

FDA HAS NOT APPROVED CBD AS A FOOD INGREDIENT

The FDA has approved a drug comprised of CBD as a prescription drug for treatment of specific health conditions, but has not approved CBD as an ingredient in food. Federal laws clearly prohibit adding drugs to food, except in limited circumstances defined in the law. The FDA continues to work on this issue. For more information from FDA, and to stay up to date, please check the “FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products: Questions and Answers.” Search for it by name on the FDA website, www.fda.gov.

WASHINGTON STATE HEMP LAW

A new state law allows hemp production, consistent with the federal Farm Bill. It authorizes WSDA to regulate the processing of hemp for food products that are allowable under federal law in the same manner as it regulates other food processing. If the FDA approves food ingredient uses for hemp extracts like CBD, those uses would be allowed under state law. 

SOME PARTS OF HEMP CAN BE USED IN FOOD

While CBD is not allowed as a food ingredient, WSDA licensed food processors can currently use other hemp products in food, such as hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed protein power and hemp seed oil , provided they comply with all other requirements. FDA has determined that these components are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) based on federal requirements. Search for “GRAS notices for hemp seed derived ingredients for use in human foods” on the FDA website, www.fda.gov.

Other parts of the hemp plant, including CBD, cannot be used as a food ingredient under a Washington State Food Processor License. Foods containing unapproved parts of the hemp plant may not be distributed in Washington State under a Washington State Food Storage Warehouse License.
 
Recognizing that these recent changes in law may have caused some confusion in the manufactured-food industry, WSDA has been reaching out to the industry so they can take appropriate actions, such as removing CBD ingredients from their products or discontinuing distribution of CBD-containing food products in the state. WSDA is committed to working with our food industry partners during this transition.  

WSDA Releases Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WASHINGTON: 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

The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 15 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria.

In addition, WSDA has added two new columns to the list to designate Section 3 pesticides that are subject to Worker Protection Standard (WPS) requirements, and Section 3 pesticides that are limited to use by non-commercial marijuana growers (e.g., use allowed on home grown marijuana) only.

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 the 15 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.

Added

  1. AVENGER AG OPTIMA, EPA Reg. No. 92967-4
  2. AZAMAX, EPA Reg. No. 71908-1-81268
  3. AZERA GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 1021-1872
  4. BELCHIM IRONFIST SLUG AND SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-32-87865
  5. FIREWORXX, EPA Reg. No. 67702-54-59807
  6. PERAGREEN 15%, EPA Reg. No. 63838-2
  7. ZEROTOL HC, EPA Reg. No. 70299-16
  8. AGROPEST, WA Reg. No. 997700-19001
  9. DELIVERANCE, WA Reg. No. 89943-19002
  10. ECO-1 FRUIT & VEGETABLE SPRAY CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 74578-19001
  11. ECO-1 FRUIT & VEGETABLE SPRAY READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 74578-19002
  12. MERCENARY, WA Reg. No. 997480-18001

Removed – Voluntary cancellation, or label no longer consistent with WSDA criteria

  1. 1600 X-CLUDE FORMULA 2 MICROENCAPSULATED INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 499-539
  2. AGRI-FOS SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 71962-1
  3. AVENGER AG BURNDOWN HERBICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  4. AVENGER AG OPTIMA, EPA Reg. No. 82052-4
  5. AZAPRO, EPA Reg. No. 92629-1
  6. BIOSIDE HS 15%, EPA Reg. No. 63838-2
  7. BONIDE BON-NEEM II FUNGICIDE/MITICIDE/INSECTICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-75-4
  8. DESECT DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1
  9. FINALSAN TOTAL VEGETATION KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-87865
  10. QUIK-FIRE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8-17545
  11. MOLE & VOLE STOPPER GRANULAR, WA Reg. No. 82165-12005
  12. PURE 3-WAY, WA Reg. No. 998220-13002
  13. PURE 3-WAY COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16002
  14. PURE KAPOW, WA Reg. No. 998220-13001
  15. PURE KAPOW COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16001

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:

agr.wa.gov/pestfert/pesticides/pesticideuseonmarijuana.aspx

Contact

  • For information regarding the registration of pesticides and fertilizers, please contact the WSDA Pesticide and Fertilizer Registration Section.

          Phone: 360-902-2025

          Email for pesticide registration: pestreg@agr.wa.gov 

Email for fertilizer registration: fertreg@agr.wa.gov

  • For information regarding how to comply with the pesticide label, please contact the WSDA Pesticide Compliance Program.

          Phone: 360-902-2040

          Email: pcompliance@agr.wa.gov

  • For any other questions, please contact your Liquor and Cannabis Board enforcement officer.

Washington Updates List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WASHINGTON: 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. In addition, WSDA has recently updated the criteria to clarify the allowable post-harvest uses of pesticides in marijuana production.

The WSDA has added 19 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 17 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria.

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 the 17 pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

Pesticides containing 3 new active ingredients [Capric (decanoic) acid, Caprylic (octanoic) acid, Sodium tetraborate decahydrate] were added to the list. Most 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.

Added

  1. AG DE-CIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1-71074
  2. DESPOT SNAIL & SLUG BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-33-7001
  3. ESPOMA INSECT!, EPA Reg. No. 67702-35-83598
  4. ESPOMA ORGANIC BRAND INSECT CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-35-83598
  5. ESPOMA ORGANIC BRAND INSECT SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-83598
  6. FINALSAN HERBICIDAL SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-8
  7. GRANADA 5, EPA Reg. No. 81803-6-93161
  8. GREEN GOBBLER 20% VINEGAR WEED KILLER, EPA Reg. No. 85208-1-93489
  9. HOMEPLATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-54
  10. MERUS 3.0, EPA Reg. No. 8329-108
  11. PREV-AM, EPA Reg. No. 72662-3
  12. SAFER BRAND CATERPILLAR KILLER FOR TREES SHRUBS AND VEGETABLES CONCENTRATE II, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-42697
  13. SLUG & SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-3-83598
  14. SUMMIT BIOLOGICAL CATERPILLAR & WEBWORM CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-6218
  15. THURICIDE BT CATERPILLAR CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 70051-106-829
  16. SPIDER MITE CONTROL, WA Reg. No. 93752-18002
  17. SUPER SAFE ORGANIC INSECTICIDE & FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 997940-17002
  18. TCC-IPM, WA Reg. No. 997020-18001
  19. TETRACURB ORGANIC, WA Reg. No. 8596-18001

 

Removed – Voluntary cancellation, or label no longer consistent with WSDA criteria

  1. AGRI-FOS SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 71962-1-54705
  2. BAYER ADVANCED NATRIA DISEASE CONTROL READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 264-1154-72155
  3. BONIDE LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-4
  4. BONIDE LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE READY TO USE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-1-4
  5. CAMELOT O FUNGICIDE/BACTERICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-67690
  6. CONCENTRATE WORRYFREE BRAND VEGOL YEAR-ROUND PESTICIDAL OIL FOR ORGANIC GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 67702-4-33116
  7. CUEVA FUNGICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-2-70051
  8. EARTH-TONE 3N1 DISEASE CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-15-83598
  9. EARTH-TONE INSECTICIDAL SOAP, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-83598
  10. MONTEREY LIQUID COPPER FUNGICIDE RTU, EPA Reg. No. 67702-1-54705
  11. READY-TO-USE RO-PEL DEER & RABBIT REPELLENT, EPA Reg. No. 8119-8-1663
  12. READY-TO-USE WORRYFREE GARDEN INSECT CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 67702-6-33116
  13. READY-TO-USE WORRYFREE INSECTICIDAL SOAP FOR ORGANIC GARDENING, EPA Reg. No. 67702-21-33116
  14. SERENADE OPTIMUM, EPA Reg. No. 264-1160
  15. BIOLINK INSECT REPELLANT, WA Reg. No. 51517-03002
  16. ECOLOGIC GARDEN INSECT KILLER READY-TO-USE, WA Reg. No. 72041-14004
  17. ECOLOGIC HOUSEPLANT & GARDEN INSECT KILLER, WA Reg. No. 72041-14002

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 stop sales in Washington on the WSDA web site:

agr.wa.gov/pestfert/pesticides/pesticideuseonmarijuana.aspx

 

Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

WASHINGTON: 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. 

The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products. Pesticides containing two new active ingredients (Cinnamaldehyde, Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446) were added to the list. Most 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.

Added

  1. AZERA PRO, EPA Reg. No. 1021-1872
  2. DEADZONE, EPA Reg. No. 73729-1
  3. DESECT AG DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1
  4. PRESTOP WG, EPA Reg. No. 64137-13
  5. PVENT, EPA Reg. No. 64137-13-70299
  6. SEICAN, EPA Reg. No. 91473-2
  7. SLUGGO MAXX, EPA Reg. No. 67702-55
  8. CINNERATE, WA Reg. No. 998200-14001
  9. ELEMONATEM, WA Reg. No. 999860-16001
  10. HEDGE NATURAL DEFENSE PLANT PROTECTANT, WA Reg. No. 997420-18001
  11. PROCIDIC2, WA Reg. No. 999550-16002
  12. PURELY GREEN BIO-PESTICIDE SUPER CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 84289-18001

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. 

WSDA BAN: Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide Not Allowed For Use On Marijuana in Washington

WASHINGTON:  Until further notice, Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 2217-836) and Gordon’s Professional Turf & Ornamental Products Azatrol EC Insecticide (EPA Reg. No. 2217-836) are no longer allowed for use on marijuana in Washington. Information received from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and subsequent analysis of these pesticide products by Washington State Department of Agriculture, indicates that these products contains undisclosed pesticide ingredients not allowed for use on marijuana in Washington.

WSDA is issuing a statewide stop sale, use or removal order for these products in Washington.

Pesticide ingredients that are not allowed for use on marijuana could result in the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board confiscating and destroying marijuana if they are found on products above the adopted action levels. In addition, pesticide ingredients that are not allowed for use on marijuana could cause marijuana to fail the Washington State Department of Health pesticide testing requirements for compliant marijuana products.

WSDA has updated the allowed pesticides list, and will be working with the registrant to resolve this issue. WSLCB will provide the updated list to licensed producers as soon as it is available. The PICOL database will be updated to reflect this change.
azatrol

Action Required

 

Producers

  • Immediately discontinue use of these products and remove these products from the licensed premises
  • Advise all processors to whom you have sold marijuana treated with these products that the marijuana may have been treated with pesticide ingredients that are not allowed

Processors

  • Provide a notice about the possible use of pesticide ingredients that are not allowed to retailers who carry your products that may have been treated with these products

Retailers

  • Post the notice provided by the processor in a conspicuous location on your licensed premises

 

Contact

  • For information regarding the statewide Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order, please contact Joel Kangiser, WSDA at 360-902-2013 or jkangiser@agr.wa.gov
  • For any other questions, please contact your Liquor and Cannabis Board enforcement officer.

 

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp.

Some of the details in the adopted rules include:

  • How to apply for a state license to participate in the pilot, the types of licenses that will be available and fees for each.
  • How to obtain, handle, transport and store approved industrial hemp seed.
  • The state’s authority and process for inspecting, sampling and testing industrial hemp seeds, plants and products.
  • Licensees’ data and reporting requirements.

A public comment period on the proposed rules was open from March 1 through April 7, and two public hearings were held in Yakima and Olympia.

“It was important for us to move quickly to fulfill our statutory obligations,” said Sandison. “We heard during the comment period that these rules may not meet everyone’s specific needs. However, it’s critical that we move quickly so licensees can take advantage of the growing season. Our team will be looking for opportunities to improve these rules to support industrial hemp in our state.”

As a cannabis plant, industrial hemp is considered a controlled substance under federal law. However, the 2014 Farm Bill authorized state agriculture departments to grow the crop for research purposes under state legislation.

Industrial hemp has many potential uses. It’s a source of fiber used in textiles, rope, paper, and building materials, and hemp seed can be used for food, oil and other products. Thirty U.S. states have passed legislation regarding industrial hemp, either legalizing production, allowing research and pilot programs, or a combination of both.

To read the adopted rules and learn more about IHRP, see website.

WSDA Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use on Marijuana

WASHINGTON: 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 23 pesticides to the list of allowable products and removed 39 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Washington were voluntarily cancelled, or because the labels were no longer consistent with WSDA criteria. All of the pesticides that were added to the list contain active ingredients that were already allowed for use in marijuana production.

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 the 39 pesticides that were removed from the list, but no new product can be purchased.

Added

  1. AZAMAX BOTANICAL INSECTICIDE MITICIDE NEMATICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 98165-4
  2. BIOSIDE HS 15%, EPA Reg. No. 63838-2
  3. BONIDE NEEM OIL FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE MITICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-4
  4. BONIDE NEEM OIL FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE MITICIDE READY TO USE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-13-4
  5. BONIDE ROSE RX 3 IN 1 MULTI-PURPOSE FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE MITICIDE CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-4
  6. BONIDE ROSE RX 3 IN 1 MULTI-PURPOSE FUNGICIDE INSECTICIDE READY TO USE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-13-4
  7. COMPANION LIQUID BIOLOGICAL FUNGICIDE FOR AGRICULTURAL USE 2-3-2, EPA Reg. No. 71065-3
  8. DEBUG TRES, EPA Reg. No. 70310-8
  9. DESECT DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECTICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 7655-1
  10. GENERAL HYDROPONICS DEFGUARD, EPA Reg. No. 98165-3
  11. GENERAL HYDROPONICS EXILE, EPA Reg. No. 98165-2
  12. GENERAL HYDROPONICS PREVASYN, EPA Reg. No. 98165-1
  13. MONTEREY COMPLETE DISEASE CONTROL BRAND, EPA Reg. No. 70051-107-54705
  14. MONTEREY COMPLETE DISEASE CONTROL BRAND RTU, EPA Reg. No. 70051-114-54705
  15. MONTEREY GARDEN PHOS, EPA Reg. No. 83416-1-54705
  16. PRO-MIX HPCC BIOFUNGICIDE + MYCORRHIZAE, EPA Reg. No. 74267-4
  17. THE ECOLOGY WORKS SOLUNEEM, EPA Reg. No. 81899-4-67419
  18. BRANDT ECOTEC PLUS, WA Reg. No. 48813-16014
  19. INSTANT MITE KILLER READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16001
  20. INSTANT MITE KILLER CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 996880-16002
  21. MANTIS EC BOTANICAL INSECTICIDE MITICIDE, WA Reg. No. 996860-17001
  22. MITE MASSACRE, WA Reg. No. 92504-17001
  23. PRO CANN-CARE SYNERGY + RTU, WA Reg. No. 999500-16003

 

Removed

  1. AGRI-FOS 400, EPA Reg. No. 71962-1
  2. AMAZIN 1.2% PLUS, EPA Reg. No. 5481-559
  3. ARMICARB 100, EPA Reg. No. 5905-541
  4. BAYER ADVANCED NATRIA DISEASE CONTROL READY-TO-USE, EPA Reg. No. 69592-16-72155
  5. BAYER ADVANCED NATRIA INSECT, DISEASE & MITE CONTROL READY-TO-SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-72155
  6. BIOSAFE DISEASE CONTROL RTU, EPA Reg. No. 70299-9
  7. BIOSAFE INSECT CONTROL, EPA Reg. No. 70299-17
  8. BIO-TAM, EPA Reg. No. 80289-9-69592
  9. BONIDE CITRUS, FRUIT & NUT ORCHARD SPRAY CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-4
  10. BONIDE CITRUS, FRUIT & NUT ORCHARD SPRAY READY TO SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-4
  11. BONIDE INSECTICIDAL SOAP MULTI-PURPOSE INSECT CONTROL CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-11-4
  12. BONIDE TOMATO & VEGETABLE CONCENTRATE 3 IN 1 INSECTICIDE FUNGICIDE MITICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-4
  13. BONIDE TOMATO & VEGETABLE READY TO SPRAY 3 IN 1 INSECTICIDE FUNGICIDE MITICIDE, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-4
  14. DORMANT SPRAY OIL 100, EPA Reg. No. 5905-368
  15. ECO E-RASE, EPA Reg. No. 68186-1
  16. ECO-MATE ARMICARB O, EPA Reg. No. 5905-541
  17. FERROXX AGRICULTURE SLUG & SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-33
  18. GREEN LIGHT NEEM CONCENTRATE, EPA Reg. No. 70051-2-85827
  19. HORMEX ROOTING POWDER NO. 30, EPA Reg. No. 8281-4
  20. MAD FARMER ROOT IT, EPA Reg. No. 82437-4-87662
  21. NEEM PRO 100%, EPA Reg. No. 88760-4-91491
  22. OPTIFY, EPA Reg. No. 84846-9
  23. OPTIFY 500, EPA Reg. No. 84846-10
  24. OXIDATE READY TO SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 70299-16
  25. QUANTA, EPA Reg. No. 5905-566
  26. RHAPSODY, EPA Reg. No. 69592-19
  27. ROSE AND ORNAMENTAL PLANT SPRAY, EPA Reg. No. 67702-17-56872
  28. SERENADE GARDEN DISEASE CONTROL READY TO USE, EPA Reg. No. 69592-16
  29. SLUGGO SLUG & SNAIL BAIT, EPA Reg. No. 67702-3-70051
  30. TYGRO INSECT FOGGER I, EPA Reg. No. 499-547 (BASF CORPORATION)
  31. WHITNEY FARMS 3-IN-1 ROSE & FLOWER CARE1, EPA Reg. No. 67702-15-91161
  32. ALL PER-PLUS CONCENTRATE, WA Reg. No. 997750-15001
  33. ALL PER-PLUS READY TO USE, WA Reg. No. 997750-15002
  34. ECOSMART ORGANIC INSECTICIDE ORGANIC GARDEN INSECT KILLER2, WA Reg. No. 67425-14002
  35. PURE 3-WAY, WA Reg. No. 998220-13002
  36. PURE 3-WAY COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16002
  37. PURE KAPOW, WA Reg. No. 998220-13001
  38. PURE KAPOW COMMERCIAL, WA Reg. No. 998220-16001
  39. XTREME GARDENING KRYPTOMITE, WA Reg. No. 998090-13001

You can find the complete list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production, and the criteria used to establish the list, on the WSDA web site: agr.wa.gov/pestfert/pesticides/pesticideuseonmarijuana.aspx 

 

Washington Industrial Hemp Bill Starts Process Of Creating State Program

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is preparing to create an industrial hemp research licensing program now that legislation has been approved allowing a research program for industrial hemp. The bill, ESSB 6206, directs WSDA to design a program to license researchers and certify industrial hemp seed.

This process is expected to take some time. Licenses for industrial hemp production are not currently available.

Industrial hemp is an agricultural product with many potential uses. It is grown primarily as a source of fiber used in textiles, rope, paper and building materials. Hemp seed is used for food and oil, which can be used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, inks, soaps and paints. The plants are also a source of livestock feed and bedding.

About 30 countries in Europe, Asia and North and South America permit farmers to grow hemp. Twelve U.S. states have legalized hemp production and several others allow cultivation for research projects. Hemp was grown in Washington state before it became federally prohibited.

As a cannabis plant, industrial hemp is considered a controlled substance under federal law. However, the 2014 Farm Bill defined industrial hemp and authorized state agriculture departments and higher education institutions to grow the crop for research purposes, when states legalize it.

“We understand that growers are anxious to join those already producing industrial hemp in other states and we will move quickly to establish a program here,” WSDA Director Derek Sandison said. “However, we must now lay the groundwork for the program before we can begin taking applications and issuing licenses to hemp growers.”

WSDA officials will begin the rule-making process after the bill goes into effect on June 28. This process includes soliciting and considering public input. Subject to the availability of federal or private funds, the bill also directs Washington State University (WSU) to conduct research studying the feasibility and desirability of producing industrial hemp in Washington. A report on its findings is due to the Legislature in January 2017.