Originally Posted by mendo420
Has anyone contacted Dow?
Went straight to the horses mouth.
Here's the e-mail
Is Eagle 20ew safe to use on cannabis sativa? i.e ingested threw smoking? I don't think so. I'm just trying to get my facts straight
Here's the reply
"Thank you for contacting Dow AgroSciences. No, Eagle*20EW is not labeled for marijuana or medical marijuana."
I hope this helps!
So their you have it.
STOP poisoning unknowing people don't use eagle20!
Mendo, in order to understand what they're saying, one must understand labeling laws. What they're saying is 100% true, Eagle 20, NO product in truth of fact, is labeled for use with C. sativa
of any variety. I've not even found hemp labeling, with the distinct exception of herbicides (labeling saying that it KILLS something they're calling hemp). We don't want that kind of labeling.
This is a direct result of laws requiring plant listings for labeling, i.e. approved use on/for.
Now, I'm not calling for use of E20, I have other issues with it, nor do I feel that cancer is the worst thing out there. However, I feel it's important to understand, on a factual basis, what they're saying and why
In other words, we can thank the government for this situation.
What we must do instead is search for corollaries, what would be smoked and treated for stuff like powdery mildew? Tobacco. Do we want to grow in accordance with commercial-scale tobacco cultivation, or do we prefer to grow in accordance with organic standards? Right now there is no other compulsion except ethical to make a decision for organic methods.
As I understand it, there are few to no fungicides approved for use on tobacco. I have been able to find a lot of products labeled for use outside the US, but have to date only found one that's labeled for field use of tobacco in the US. I don't know enough about the situation to make an assessment, or even suggest that my searches or level of information is anything resembling complete. I am only reporting what *I* have found thus far. Ag Streptomycin is the one product I've found labeled for field tobacco.
In the meantime, I treat my smoke like I treat my food, organically, with minimal inputs so as to help close that loop, if you know what I mean.