64-4.013. Pesticide Use on Medical Marijuana  


Effective on Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • 1(1) For purposes of this chapter, the term “pesticide” has the meaning given as defined in section 18487.021(49), 19Florida Statutes.

    21(2) Any pesticide used in the production of medical marijuana or low-THC cannabis must be registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

    46(3) Any pesticide registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may be used for the cultivation of cannabis for medical use in the State of Florida when applied in accordance with its label or labeling directions under the following conditions:

    89(a) For pesticides classified as “minimum-risk” and exempted from federal registration under 10140 C.F.R. 152.25(f) 104(07/01/2017), incorporated herein by reference and available at 112https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-11409524;

    1151. The active and inert ingredients found in the pesticide are exempt from the tolerance requirements set forth pursuant to 13540 C.F.R. 180 138subpart D (07/01/2017), incorporated herein by reference and available at 148https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref150-10196; 151and

    1522. The pesticide is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to section 169487.041, 170Florida Statutes, and rule 1745E-2.031 175of the Florida Administrative Code, with a label that indicates that the pesticide had been approved for use on low-THC cannabis or medical marijuana. Rule 2005E-2.031, 201F.A.C., “Pesticide Registration: Exemptions from Registration; Experimental Use Permits” (11/30/2014), is incorporated herein by reference and available at 219https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref221-09527222.

    223(b) For pesticides registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) under section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the following conditions must be met:

    2531. The pesticide product label bears a U.S. EPA-approved logo and/or language indicating the pesticide is allowed for use in organic crop production safe for human consumption;

    2802. The active ingredient found in the pesticide is either exempt from the tolerance requirements set forth pursuant to 29940 C.F.R. 180 302subpart D (07/01/2017) or does not require an exemption from the tolerance requirement pursuant to 31740 C.F.R. 180 320subpart E (07/01/2017), both of which are incorporated herein by reference and available at 334https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref336-09526;

    3373. The pesticide product label does not prohibit use within an enclosed structure for the site of application; and

    3564. The pesticide product label expressly has directions for use on unspecified crops or plants intended for human consumption.

    375Rulemaking Authority 381.986(8)(k) FS. Law Implemented 381.986(8)(e)6.a. FS. History–New 7-23-18, Amended 1-10-19.