Edible Marijuana Sales And Public Health Concerns Flourish In Garden City

Edible marijuana products are causing some concern as people are educated on how to use them safely.

COLORADO:  John and Mary Rotherham, 74 and 73, aren’t exactly a couple of hippies. Despite the fact that their son, John Rotherham Jr., owns a medical marijuana store in Garden City, the pair never even touched pot until they reached their 70s. But when arthritis in John’s leg and back began keeping him awake at Read the full article…

Cheeba Chews Production Halted By CO Marijuana License Denial

Cheeba Chews' case also exposes a blind spot in the state's regulation of edibles companies: By licensing out production, owners effectively can skirt the scrutiny that others in the business face, including criminal background checks and Colorado residency requirements.

COLORADO:  Cheeba Chews began as an experiment in a home kitchen and grew into one of the biggest successes of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry, winning awards and attracting fans with the promise of being “potent, consistent and discreet.” Then, last spring, the medicated chocolate taffy began disappearing from shelves. There was no public explanation other Read the full article…

Guest: It’s Time To Start Child-Proofing Marijuana

These findings led the study’s authors to recommend warning labels and child-resistant packaging, especially for edible marijuana products that resemble candy

By David Sack In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children. One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison-control centers. According to the National Poison Data System, calls about accidental ingestion of marijuana in children Read the full article…

Assemblyman Al Graf Gets Last Laugh On Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK:  They laughed at him back then. But Assemblyman Al Graf ended up getting the change he wanted in a medical marijuana bill currently under consideration in the State Legislature. Graf (R-Holbrook) drew snickers two weeks ago when, while debating the bill, he asked why there were no provisions to prevent marijuana products from Read the full article…

Colorado Lawmakers Consider New Requirements For Marijuana Edibles

McNulty is sponsoring a bill that would require candies and other foods infused with marijuana be shaped, marked or colored in a such a way that anyone could identify them as a gateway to several hours of altered consciousness.

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COLORADO:  The gummy bears were just sweet. But the candy raspberries and watermelon slices presented to a group of Colorado legislators on Thursday contained enough THC to make the issue they were contemplating plenty fuzzy. “If you can’t tell the difference, how could a 3-year-old?” Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, asked members of the House Read the full article…

No Marijuana Candy At Oregon Dispensaries?

That's right, no pot brownies at Oregon dispensaries!

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority has passed a draft rule that would ban the sale of any cannabis edibles “manufactured in a form that resembles cake-like products, cookies, candy, or gum, or that otherwise may be attractive to minors because of its shape, color, or taste.” That’s right, no pot brownies at Oregon dispensaries! If Read the full article…

Marijuana Packaging Law Clarified In Colorado

The first edible marijuana products have arrived in Washington and will be coming to Vancouver’s two marijuana shops as early as this week.

COLORADO: Colorado clarified its marijuana packaging requirements Monday, giving medical pot the same rules as pot for recreational pot. But Gov. John Hickenlooper says it’s too soon to consider a new law limiting potency or making other big changes to the marijuana market. The new law requires edible marijuana sold to medical marijuana patients to meet Read the full article…

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

"We are under a microscope," says Christie Lunsford, marketing and education director for Dixie Elixirs, a manufacturer of foods infused with THC. "Even my competitors, who are food novices, they really care about providing for the consumer and making sure they're safe."

COLORADO: Where there’s pot, there’s pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat? Colorado regulators are wrestling with that question now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana. From sodas and truffles to granola bars and butter, food products infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives Read the full article…

Michigan House Approves Return Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Edibles

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Mike Callton of Nashville and approved Thursday in a 95-14 vote, would pave the way for the return of dispensaries -- or "provisioning centers" -- but allow local communities to prohibit them if desired.

MICHIGAN: The Michigan House on Thursday advanced legislation to update the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law by allowing for dispensaries and a variety of edible products. Medical marijuana storefronts had operated in several Michigan communities until a February ruling by the state Supreme Court empowered county prosecutors to shut them down as a “public nuisance.” Bipartisan Read the full article…

One Bunch Of Fresh Cannabis Leaves

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book includes such recipes as "Haschich Fudge"

NEW YORK: The first edition of “The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, ” in 1954, censored the recipe for “Haschich Fudge.” (It made it into the paperback, in 1960, and from there more chocolate-y, childlike versions entered the repertoires of hosts everywhere.) The recipe, which Toklas attributes to her friend Brion Gysin, contains a sly warning Read the full article…