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Pesticides and PARC

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For the purpose of pesticide regulation, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) considers cannabis grown in Oregon to be an agricultural crop. The term cannabis includes industrial hemp, and both recreational and medicinal marijuana​. 

​​Updates on pesticide products

See ODA's Cannabis page​ for more information on working with ODA programs. Also check the Other Regulatory Resources list below for links to other agencies and ODA programs that have a regulatory role in cannabis production and products.   

Guide list for pesticides and cannabis (products allowed in production of cannabis)

The guide list for pesticides and cannabis was updated June 20, 2024​, 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. Please view the “Note” column for special conditions of 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 Pesticide staff with questions or for label clarification.  

The ODA Pesticides Program conducts biannual reviews of pesticide labels to determine their eligibility for the Cannabis Guide List. If you do not see a pesticide label on the list, but feel as though it would qualify , please notify us at or (503) 986-4635, and we will review it at the next label review meeting. 


Cannabis & Pesticides information

Cannabis and pesticides handout

Cannabis and pesticides: Letter to producers (November 2016)

Pesticide information for cannabis producers

Differences between pyrethrins and pyrethroids

Pyrethrins vs pyrethroids

Licensing Requirements for Pesticide Applications to Cannabis

Pesticide licensing requirements and cannabis applications

Marijuana Production: Chemigation and Fertigation Practices

Information from the Washington State Department of Agriculture about applying pesticides and fertilizers through an irrigation system when growing marijuana either indoors, outdoors, or in a greenhouse. Marijuana production: Details about practices

Other Regulatory Resources

Agricultural Water Quality Program

The Agricultural Water Quality Program develops plans for preventing and controlling water pollution from agricultural activities. Agricultural Water Quality Plan

Food Safety Program

The Food Safety Program issues food safety licenses for production of marijuana and hemp foods. Food Safety

Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority is responsible for regulation of medical marijuana growers, grow sites, processors, dispensaries and others. OHA also develops the testing rules for cannabis products in medicinal and recreational markets. Oregon Medical Marijuana Program
Marijuana Testing Requirements

Oregon Hemp Program

The Hemp Program is responsible for regulation of growers and handlers of hemp, and testing of hemp. About Hemp

Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission is responsible for regulation of recreational marijuana growers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, as well as packaging & labeling requirement. Marijuana and Hemp (Cannabis)


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