Myclobutanil and the case of banned pesticide use among some licensed producers

The use of banned pesticides among some licensed producers in their cultivation of cannabis crops has been brought to light in the last few months.

As per a recent article on, The Globe and Mail reported on two separate product recalls with two very different outcomes.  It states,

“The latest producer found to be using banned pesticides is Broken Coast, which issued a voluntary recall on August 24 for three different batches of dried cannabis, all grown in the latter half of 2016.

Controversy also continues to swirl around Organigram, a Moncton, New Brunswick-based licensed producer that issued a recall for almost an entire year’s worth of its product in January, after tests conducted by Health Canada showed the presence of two banned pesticides. (Three additional banned substances were discovered by the newspaper after it used a patient’s unopened Organigram samples in its own investigation.)”

The pesticide myclobutanil was found in “trace” amounts by both Broken Coast and Organigram.  If it is being found in such small amounts, how useful could it really be to the cultivation of cannabis plants?  This further begs the question, why is a dangerous substance like myclobutanil even being used during the cultivaton process in the first place?

Read the full article from 420intel here