Pesticides and PARC

For the purpose of pesticide regulation, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) considers cannabis grown in Oregon to be an agricultural crop. ​

ODA has issued a news release​ about the guidance list for pesticides used on cannabis.

On Feb. 5, 2016, ODA issued a news release regarding the stop sale of the pesticide product Guardian. 

As additional resources become available, they will be posted here. 


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Guidelist for Pesticides and Cannabis

The guidelist was updated May 11, 2016, and is sorted by active ingredient then product name. The intent of the list is to assist growers in distinguishing those pesticide products whose labels do not legally prohibit use on cannabis from those that clearly do not allow use. The list is not an endorsement or recommendation to use these products in the production of cannabis in Oregon. Do not hesitate to contact Pesticides staff with questions or for label clarification. Document

Internal management directive (criteria)

Guidance to ODA staff on how to determine whether a pesticide may be used on cannabis and included on guidelist. Document

Licensing Requirements for Pesticide Applications to Cannabis





Pesticides Program
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4635
Fax: 503-986-4735

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