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State law does not preempt local pesticide controls, court says

If a Montgomery County ordinance restricting the use of certain pesticides went into effect, ‘it would have allowed over 180 Maryland jurisdictions to adopt their own pesticide regulations and that would have led to absolute confusion in the lawn care industry every Saturday,’ a lawyer for opponents says. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Local jurisdictions may impose greater restrictions on pesticide use than provided under Maryland law, the state’s second-highest court has ruled in a victory for Montgomery County. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals said the Maryland Agriculture ...

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Ex-employees claims Md. marijuana grower using pesticides

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Maryland’s first licensed medical marijuana grower may now be the first such company to be investigated for using pesticides on its plants. Three former employees of Stevensonville-based ForwardGro filed sworn affidavits last week with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission alleging the use ...

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Md. gives final OK to bill to protect bees from pesticides

Bees. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers this week voted to curb the sale of certain pest control products to home gardeners after reviewing studies that point to the harmful effects some lawn chemicals have on bees and other pollinators. The legislation prohibits ...

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