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Marijuana and Pesticides: Understanding State Compliance with Federal Law (CHM851G)

Presented by: Erik R. Janus
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60 minutes
Event Description
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Understand the New Policies and Approaches that States and EPA are Taking to Accommodate the New Legalization of Marijuana in Some U.S. States.

The establishment of medical and recreational marijuana regulatory programs at the state level continues to challenge the current federal approach to pesticide regulation. Recently, EPA established a clearer path forward for the approval of products intended for use with marijuana cultivation. This webinar by expert speaker Erik R. Janus describes the recently established EPA policy and "use pattern bridging" approach, the history and need for federal policies to complement state needs, the challenges of implementation, and the impact to your business.

Currently, federal and state law conflict when it comes to the legal use of pesticide products on medical or recreational marijuana crops. Both the states and the federal government have established novel interpretations of federal law to allow for use of agrichemicals (both organic and conventional) on this "new" crop, which is likely to expand to other states as time goes on. This presentation will help you understand the new policies and approaches that states and EPA are taking to accommodate the new legalization of marijuana in certain states as well as understand how product selection and use may be impacted.

This webinar, in addition to teaching you about upcoming regulatory compliance issues, will provide helpful hints and resources for all levels of experience. Small companies or those newer to the field may benefit particularly from the knowledge imparted during the presentation.

Session Highlights:

Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the background and history of medical and recreational marijuana regulatory programs;
  • Understand how current implementation and enforcement of federal pesticide laws (i.e. FIFRA, FFDCA) work and how the proposed policy/approach changes this;
  • Detail the new policy and how it will affect product selection and use;
  • Understand the impacts of implementation of the policy/approach to the regulated community;
  • Have an increased awareness of the federal regulatory process; and
  • Have an increased awareness of how regulatory staff can interact with the government and others during the rulemaking process to effect positive change.

Benefits of the Session:

  • Knowledge of existing legislation that impacts a wide variety of stakeholders, including producers, distributors, chemical importers, trade associations, public health and medical providers, and small businesses;
  • Knowledge of how current product selection and use may be affected;
  • Resources for understanding federal rulemaking;
  • Resources to interact with the federal government during rulemaking; and
  • Tips and tools that companies (large and small) could use to enhance their regulatory affairs/compliance profile.

Who should attend?

  • Producers and distributors
  • Trade associations
  • Special interest groups and small businesses
  • Chemical importers
  • Local public health and medical providers interested in greater knowledge of potential chemical hazards
  • Local, federal and state government representatives involved in regulation of/compliance with federal pesticide laws
  • Environmental health specialists
  • Sanitarian
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Agriculture Extension Agents
  • State Public Health Officials
  • Chemical Importers, Producers & Distributors
About Our Speaker(s)

Erik R. Janus | Chemical & Regulatory Toxicology SpeakerErik R. Janus
Erik R. Janus is the President of M?3; Technical & Regulatory Services LLC, a consulting firm offering technical and analytical services in a wide variety of areas to support the future of chemical risk assessment. Mr. Janus is an environmental health science, risk assessment and regulatory toxicology expert with over ... More info

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