Unpacking the complexities of pesticide use in agriculture and evolving Federal & State regulations can be difficult, but have no fear—we're here to help! By exploring our customers' most frequent inquiries, as well as highlighting important considerations, we can ensure you stay informed on this vital issue. Let's shed light on what needs attention now.
Although cannabis is regulated on the state level, producers of this commodity must comply with significantly stringent standards. A prime example of this is Chlorpyrifos: whereas FDA/EPA allows 20ppm in citrus oil, most states that regulate marijuana have set their maximum limit to an incredible 100 times lower at just 0.2ppm - a testament to the rigorous demands placed upon legal cannabis manufacturers!
While consumers may believe they are purchasing a purely organic product, it's possible that the advertised 'organic' material is not USDA certified and could have been exposed to pesticides. Sadly, even despite this certification some crops can still be contaminated due to adjacent fields using conventional means of pesticide control. Of course there will always be cost implications with buying organic but unfortunately availability often stands in the way too - meaning it isn't an option for everyone.
Citrus fruits are often a desirable part of any healthy diet, however they can come with the risk of pesticide exposure. Buyers should be aware that orange and lemon products tend to have particularly high levels so extra caution is advised when making purchases in this area.
Even if a component appears to be above state limits, it doesn't necessarily mean your end product is too. It may still be possible to create an effective result using the right components with low add back rates that keep you within allowable parameters.
With FDA/EPA regulation compliance being essential, finding the high-quality citrus oil and terpene materials needed to meet state standards is a difficult task. Unfortunately current farmers lack capacity when it comes to reducing pesticide usage on an appropriate scale for our needs. It's clear that something has got to give if we are going make progress on this front.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our products meet safety standards, which is why we have a range of protocols in place for maximum product exposure. Any items showing traces of pesticides go through reformulation with USDA certified organic material and further tests until all issues have been corrected as best possible. To be extra cautious, certain purchases may require customer discussion before proceeding so everyone can make the most informed decision when it comes to their purchase.
At our company, we strive to create top-notch products that bring customers satisfaction and safety. We're committed to being open about every aspect of the production process so you can be sure your expectations will always be met.