I have been asked to recommend or spray for pests on medical marijuana plants. I know people will be inhaling this by smoking the leaves. Is there a product or products that can be used without harm to the users?
Well, I suppose I should have known this one was coming someday and been prepared with a snappy response. Personally, I think you absolutely should avoid any involvement here, but for some good reasons. If you do need to back out of it diplomatically you can offer that you are only permitted to use products that are labeled for the site, and I don't know that I have ever seen "cannabis" on any insecticide labels. Perhaps there are some products out there, but it would be unusual. We can't even lump this in with general labeling for use on "ornamental" plants, since this plant is being used for a specific purpose. This may be something you could discuss with your local agricultural folks to see if they can suggest a product that would be effective and legal.
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