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California congressmen aim to boost fight against illegal pesticide use for unregulated cannabis grows

California congressmen aim to boost fight against illegal pesticide use for unregulated cannabis grows

California members of Congress Scott Peters, a Democrat, and Doug LaMalfa, a Republican, on Monday introduced a bill called the Targeting and Offsetting Existing Illegal Contaminants (TOXIC) Act to combat use of illegal and toxic pesticides by unregulated cannabis growers in the U.S. The measure would authorize $250 million over five years for the U.S. Forest Service to use Superfund toxic waste remediation authorities to address environmental damage on federal lands from banned pesticides. It w