Pesticides including insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and other related compounds used to eliminate or prevent infestations have been detected in various cannabis products all over the globe including in medical marijuana. Since legal weed hasn’t necessarily meant clean weed, some of the legal commercial growers are a danger to consumers and the environment at large. Due to this growing menace of pesticides in Cannabis, Health Canada has made it mandatory for the growers and breeders to test for the most commonly found 95 pesticides. Licensed producers must ensure that no other products, other than the 20 approved pest control products, are applied to fresh or dried marijuana, marijuana plants or seeds, as part of their production practices.

The presence of pesticides in a cannabis product indicates that pesticides were used when growing the cannabis or those pesticides have contaminated the flower or final product after growing. The presence of pesticides indicates a problem for the licensed producer and the inability to offer that product for sale. Synfine test for all 95 compounds on Health Canada's December 2017 Mandatory List Pesticide. Qualification and quantification can be performed with mass spectrometers, which are the most sensitive at detecting pesticides.

Synfine Research terpene profiling in cannabis products:

  • Bifenazate
  • Bifenthrin
  • Boscalid
  • Buprofezin
  • Carbaryl
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlorantraniliprole
  • Chlorphenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Clofentezine
  • Clothianidin
  • Coumaphos
  • Cyantranilipole
  • Cyfluthrin
  • Cypermethrin
  • Cyprodinil
  • Daminozide
  • Deltamethrin
  • Diazinon
  • Dichlorvos
  • Dimethoate
  • Dinotefuran
  • Fensulfothion
  • Fenthion
  • Fenvalerate
  • Fipronil
  • Flonicamid
  • Fludioxonil
  • Fluopyram
  • Hexythiazox
  • Imazalil
  • Imidacloprid
  • Iprodione
  • Kinoprene
  • Kresoxim-methyl
  • Malathion
  • Metalaxyl
  • Methiocarb
  • Methomyl
  • Methoprene
  • Methyl parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • MGK-264
  • Myclobutanil
  • Naled
  • Propiconazole
  • Propoxur
  • Pyraclostrobin
  • Pyrethrins
  • Pyridaben
  • Quintozene
  • Resmethrin
  • Spinetoram
  • Spinosad
  • Spirodiclofen
  • Spiromesifen
  • Spirotetramat
  • Spiroxamine
  • Tebuconazole
  • Tebufenozide
  • Teflubenzuron
  • Tetrachlorvinphos
  • Tetramethrin
  • Thiacloprid
  • Thiamethoxam
  • Thiophanate-methyl
  • Trifloxystrobin
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