What's In Your Weed...CO to Consider Organic Marijuana Standards
Just as Colorado was the first state to legalize recreational marijuana sales, it's now trying to lead the way in creating organic standards for the herb. If approved new laws would put into place standards to be met before the pot can be sold or presented as organic.
Food labeled with the organic symbol has to be grown to certain specifications, and proposed new legislation would require marijuana growers to also follow a certain set of standards before the product can be called or labeled organic.
Organic standards for food are federally regulated. Marijuana is federally illegal, so there are no federal standards in place for pot. Setting a state organic marijuana standard would eliminate confusion, and let the consumer know for sure if they are indeed buying an organic product.
While eliminating confusion seems like a good idea to some, there are others that argue the new standards would be a financial burden to the small growers.
In the past year certain pot has been recalled because of some pesticides that may have been used. According to those in the industry...not much of the recalled pot has been returned.
The legalization of marijuana in our state is certainly an interesting topic. Here's the links to some other articles I've written on the subject.
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