Colorado marijuana consumers will be able to buy pesticide-free, “certified organic” weed if lawmakers pass a new bill aimed at creating special labels for the state’s legal cannabis industry.

“This is going to be the Whole Foods version of cannabis,” said Jonathan Singer, a Democratic state representative sponsoring legislation to establish state-approved organic pot.

“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, scheduled for its first hearing on Friday, would prompt Colorado’s department of agriculture to create specific guidelines for a “pesticide-free cannabis certification program”.

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Sam Levin ~ The Guardian ~

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