Hemp and Pesticides. What you need to know.
The EPA approved 10 pesticides for use on hemp. We are here to help explain what that means for you. We will also explain how to tell if your CBD product is pesticide-free. Before we get into what the EPA approval means for for CBD products and consumer safety, let’s breakdown hemp and pesticides.
The term “-cide” comes from latin word “to kill”, and pesticides aim to kill or control insects, diseases, weeds, fungi, etc. Hemp is often thought to be impervious to pests, but that is not the case. It is still susceptible to pests just like other crops. Until recently, there were no pesticides labeled for hemp. However, the EPA just approved 10 pesticides for use on hemp.
We are here to explain the approved pesticides and help you make informative decisions about your CBD oil.
EPA Approves Pesticides for Hemp
Pesticides can be organic like Neem Oil or synthetic like Roundup. 10 pesticides were approved by the EPA. They include nine biopesticides and one conventional pesticide. Biopesticides are naturally occurring substances that control pests. Conventional pesticides are synthetic chemicals that generally work by killing pests.
Click below for a link to the EPA’s document detailing the approved list of pesticides.
This list will be updated as more pesticides are approved.
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What Hemp and Pesticides Means for Consumer Safety
While most of the approved pesticides for hemp may be considered generally safe, it is still important to buy lab tested CBD to make sure your CBD is pesticide free. Even though most harmful pesticides are illegal for use on hemp, that doesn’t mean some producers aren’t using them. CBD vape pen products have been found to contain Myclobutanil, a toxic fungicide that when heated up converts to hydrogen cyanide. Moreover, some CBD products come from countries that don't have as strict pesticide laws as the U.S..
There is no way to know what is in your CBD oil if you don’t have access to lab results. A Certificate of Analysis (COA) helps consumer verify the products they are consuming are free from pesticides and other contaminants. The COA also helps verify that cannabinoid content and the amount of CBD in the product.
It is very important to buy CBD from a supplier like Anavii Market that provides these COAs. We provide lab results to ensure that products are free from pesticides. All of our products are third party verified. Additionally, we carry a collection of USDA Certified Organic CBD Oil and US Hemp Authority Certified CBD Oil.
We highly suggest only buying CBD from a supplier like Anavii Market that can provide lab results.
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How do you know if your product is free from Pesticides?
A certificate of analysis from an accredited lab is the only way to tell if your CBD is pesticide free. Anavii Market requires all CBD products we carry to have an up to date full panel lab test. This helps confirm the products are as labeled and free from contaminants like harmful pesticides.
Buying USDA Certified Organic products is a great way to make sure you are getting pesticide free CBD. We also suggest shopping for products that are US Hemp Authority Certified to ensure quality.
Above all, make sure you are buying CBD that has been lab tested! Anavii Market requires a third-party lab test for every CBD product we carry.
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