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County, state to train cannabis cultivators about pesticide compliance


Last updated 9/4/2018 at 1:44pm

Riverside County and the State of California are teaming up to train the local cannabis industry how to comply with laws regulating pesticide use.

The training by the county Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and state Department of Pesticide Regulation is geared toward licensed cultivators operating in cities that allow cultivation. Ordinances prohibit cannabis cultivation in all unincorporated areas of Riverside County but registrants will not be required to show a license in order to attend the training.

Under state law, cannabis cultivators and employees who apply pesticides must comply with relevant pesticide laws and regulations. Two separate training sessions will be offered in Palm Desert from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 and Sept. 20 at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive.

The training sessions will cover:

• Operator Identification Numbers

• Private Applicator Certificates

• Pesticide Use Reporting

• Employer Requirements and Worker Health and Safety

• Understanding and Interpreting Pesticide Labels

For more information, please visit the Agricultural Commissioner’s website at To register for training, please RSVP to the commissioner’s Coachella Valley District Office at (760) 342-5070.


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