State On Friday Considers New Look For Edible Pot

COLORADO:  Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.

A panel of marijuana producers and industry critics start work Friday on trying to make edible pot identifiable to kids even when it’s out of the package, a challenge some edible-pot makers say can’t be achieved.

Colorado, which has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, currently requires edible pot to be sold in child-safe packages to note that the contents contain marijuana, that the product can make consumers sick and shouldn’t be consumed before driving.

But Colorado lawmakers tightened the edible pot regulations earlier this year after reports of children accidentally eating pot-infused treats. Lawmakers passed around platters of chocolate chip cookies, some of them containing pot, and expressed alarm that the products looked identical.

 

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