Inside the Pesticide-Free Marijuana Certification Program

 In Colorado, National News

A bill introduced to the state legislature in January would create a certification program for commercial marijuana growers to label their products “pesticide-free.”

As the legal marijuana industry and the authorities that regulate it try to figure out the snowballing pesticide issue in Colorado’s cannabis products, state representatives Jonathan Singer of Longmont and KC Becker of Boulder have proposed House Bill 16-1079 to create a certification process for medical and recreational marijuana products and industrial hemp that would tell consumers if the products potentially contained pesticide residue. The bill will be presented to the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee on Tuesday, February 9.


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