Colorado might become the first state to offer organic cannabis products. According to the Guardian, the first hearing for a bill that proposes creating organic labels for pesticide-free products will be held Friday.
“This is going to be the Whole Foods version of cannabis,” said Jonathan Singer, a Democratic state representative. “This is just the next natural step in making sure marijuana is treated similar to alcohol. We’ve got organic beer and organic wine.”
The bill was designed to help give companies incentive to produce their products complying to state standards. If passed, a pesticide-free cannabis certification program will be designed to approve companies that wish to obtain the label.
Since marijuana was legalized recreationally in Colorado there have been several recalls on products being sold in dispensaries due to discovery of harmful pesticide use. If labels were produced to state certify companies based on chemicals used to grow, customers could be confident what they are purchasing is safe to use.
Many marijuana growers around the world already advertise their products as organic, but the reality is that anyone can print off a label and claim that their product is something or isn’t. Allowing the government to test pesticide use under the same standards will clear this confusion.
This bill would only allow the testing of marijuana grown for recreational use. To learn more about it, check out the full story.