Colorado state lawmakers have rejected legislation to certify organic marijuana, because of worries the label would imply MJ is healthy.

A senate panel this week killed the bill 4-3. It would have made Colorado the first state in the nation to offer organic certification for cannabis grown without pesticides, the Associated Press reported.

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Some lawmakers worried the label would suggest marijuana is a health product without adverse effects.

Others voiced concerns the U.S. Department of Agriculture would penalize Colorado agriculture regulators for labeling a federally illegal substance as organic. The federal government regulates organic standards.

Ben Gelt of the Denver-based Organic Cannabis Association, an industry group pushing for organic pot standards, criticized the committee’s vote, noting that chocolate and wine – which typically don’t spring to mind as health foods – can receive organic certification.

The bill originally was introduced because of fears that growers were slapping organic labels on their products when they really weren’t organic.

A recent Marijuana Business Daily survey found that 59% of wholesale growers said they grew all their cannabis organically.