HB16-1079 - Pesticide-free Cannabis Certification Program

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning A Certification Program For Cannabis That Is Pesticide-Free.

Because marijuana and hemp are illegal under federal law and federal law governs whether a product can be labeled or advertised as "organic", marijuana or hemp that is cultivated, processed, and sold in accordance with state law currently cannot be labeled or advertised as "organic". Section 3 of the bill directs the commissioner of agriculture to promulgate rules governing a program to enable consumers to easily identify medical and retail marijuana and industrial hemp that have been cultivated and processed without the use of pesticides. The department of agriculture will certify third parties who can certify whether the marijuana or hemp cultivated or processed at a particular cannabis facility is free of pesticides. Sections 1 and 2 allow marijuana product labels to include a standardized notification that the marijuana has been certified as being pesticide-free.

Latest update: May 3, 2016
05/03/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely
04/25/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/25/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/22/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/22/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/02/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/19/2016 House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
01/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services