Colorado Health Officials Walk Back Proposed Weed-Edibles Ban, Hours After It Goes Public

COLORADO: Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after their recommendation for such a prohibition surfaced publicly.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment backed away from its recommendation for a ban after outraged marijuana industry representatives argued that state voters made all forms of marijuana legal in 2012. The Associated Press’s Kristen Wyatt reported that a Health Department official said a ban “was not our intent.”