Pot shoppers in Washington will be able to buy cannabis certified to organic-like standards by the state government as early as next year, according to a spokesperson for the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA).

“The goal is to be able to begin offering the service next year, in 2019, and we’re on track right now to be able to do that,” said Hector Castro, a spokesperson for the WSDA.

The WSDA program is the first attempt by any government in the country to establish standards for what makes pot “organic” and certify farms that meet those standards.

The state legislature passed a law last year creating the program.

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Lester Black ~TheStranger.com