WASHINGTON: The first edible marijuana products have arrived in Washington and will be coming to Vancouver’s two marijuana shops as early as this week.
The state moved slowly in licensing edibles to make sure dosage amounts and labeling of products were clearly defined, said Randy Simmons, deputy director of the Liquor Control Board, which oversees cannabis licensing and regulations in Washington.
The board was already planning on strict labeling when issues started to arise in Colorado in regard to people over-consuming edibles, a problem that may have led to two deaths.
“We didn’t react to what was going on in Colorado at all, we already had serving sizes in mind,” Simmons said. “What we did after the incidents in Colorado was change the process a bit requiring product and labeling to be (lab and state) approved before going into stores.”