Pesticide Residue Analysis

Ensure Patients Are Not Exposed to Unsafe Levels of Pesticides

Pesticide Analysis

Pesticides make their way into cannabis through direct application to the plant, or during nutrient and water uptake when the chemicals are in the soil. These pesticides can be transferred to patients who smoke the buds.

How significant is the pesticide problem?

  • 1,600 times the legal digestible amount of pesticides have been detected in cannabis samples collected in Los Angeles
  • 10% of cannabis plants test positive for pesticides, according to one NEVADA cannabis testing laboratory


Pesticide, Herbicide, and Plant Growth Inhibitor Anaylsis

We monitor for 23 pesticides, pesticide enhancers, and plant growth inhibitors at tolerance levels established by the Nevada CCB

Sample Pesticides and Herbicides

  • Abamectin
  • Acequinocyl
  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Dimethomorph
  • Etoxazole
  • Fenhexamid
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Myclobutanil
  • Pyrethrins
  • Quintozene (PCNB)
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spirotetramat
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Trifloxystrobin

Sample Plant Growth Regulators

  • Daminozide
  • Paclobutrazol

Common Cannabis Pests

Common cannabis garden invaders include:

  • Aphids (Aphidoidea)
  • Gnats (Sciaridae)
  • Greenhouse white fly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
  • Mealybugs (Pseudococcidae)
  • Scale insects (Coccoidea)
  • Spider mites (Tetranychus urticae)
  • Springtails (Collembola)
  • Thrips (Thysanoptera)

EPA Pesticide Guidelines

Many states have adopted EPA pesticide safety guidelines. Washington State allows outdoor growers to treat their fields with certain pesticides such as soil fumigants and broad-spectrum herbicides. Indoor growers are allowed to use disinfectants and sanitizers to control microorganisms on such surfaces as benches, floors, pallets, pots, and skids.

Our goal is to weed out cannabis products with unsafe levels of pesticides that can aggravate patient health problems such as liver disease.

Keep Pests Out Safely

Remove any plant that shows signs of disease or infestation from the grow operation. Once in isolation, wash and thoroughly rinse infested leaves with a pesticide and heavy metal free diluted pine soap solution or sparingly apply any of the following all-natural cleansers like chili powder, neem oil, , or red pepper.