Unclear language in the law is allowing over 100 retail stores to sell bee-killing banned neonic-containing consumer lawn & garden products to consumers—even though it is illegal for consumers to buy and use them. This bill makes a technical fix in the language of the law to restrict consumer use, as originally intended by the legislature.
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The Smart on Pesticides Maryland coalition, spearheaded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network, works to protect Marylanders and the natural systems we depend upon from the toxic impacts of pesticides. The coalition includes 78 organizations, and institutions representing communities, businesses, health care providers, farmers, environmentalists, waterkeepers, interfaith congregants as well as environmental justice, public health, and wildlife advocates.