Santa Barbara Independent, June 27, 2019
Santa Barbara’s cannabis farms implement one of the cleanest innovative pest control methods in horticulture. The standards for cannabis are nearly zero tolerance for dozens of pesticides and chemicals known to cause human health issues. Meanwhile, neighboring produce farms consistently spray harmful synthetic pesticides from helicopters, including one which has been deemed toxic to bees, birds, fish, mammals, and humans by the EPA. These pesticides often drift into nearby ranches and neighborhoods, putting the health of our community at risk.