Current through Register Vol. XXXVIII, No. 51, December 23, 2021
9.1. A grower/processor must use only
pesticides, fungicides or herbicides that are approved by the United States
Department of Agriculture for use on medical cannabis plants and listed in
Appendix A (Acceptable pesticide active ingredients for use). The bureau will
periodically publish a notice in the State Register updating the list of
pesticides, fungicides or herbicides.
9.2. A grower/processor must use the
pesticides, fungicides or herbicides listed in Appendix A in a manner that is
approved by the United States Department of Agriculture on the basis of federal
law and regulations.
grower/processor must maintain a log of all actions taken to detect pests or
pathogens, and the measures taken for control.
A grower/processor must:
9.4.a. Use appropriate nutrient
9.4.b. Use a fertilizer
or hydroponic solution of a type, formulation and at a rate to support healthy
growth of plants; and
Maintain records of the type and amounts of fertilizer and any growth additives
grower/processor must perform visual inspections of growing plants and
harvested plant material to ensure there is no visible mold, mildew, pests,
rot, or grey or black plant material that is greater than an acceptable level
as determined by the bureau.
grower/processor may not add any additional active ingredients or materials to
medical cannabis that alters the color, appearance, smell, taste, effect, or
weight of the medical cannabis unless the grower/processor has first obtained
the prior written approval of the bureau. Excipients must be pharmaceutical
grade, unless otherwise approved by the bureau.
9.7. A grower/processor must have a separate
and secure area for temporary storage of medical cannabis that is awaiting
disposal by the grower/processor.
A grower/processor must only process the
parts of the medical cannabis plant that:
9.8.a. Are free of seeds and stems;
9.8.b. Are free of dirt, sand, debris, or
other foreign matter; and
Contain a level of mold, rot, or other fungus or bacterial diseases acceptable
to the bureau.
grower/processor must process the medical cannabis plants in a safe and
sanitary manner. The following apply:
Medical cannabis, raw material and other product used in the processing of
medical cannabis must be handled on food-grade stainless steel benches or
9.9.b. Proper sanitation
must be maintained; and
Proper rodent, bird and pest exclusion practices must be employed.
A grower/processor must
install a system to monitor, record and regulate:
9.10.d. Lighting; and
9.10.e. Water supply.