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Colorado tightens rules for how edibles can be made

Last week, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a pair of bills intended to establish tighter regulations for cannabis edibles and concentrates throughout the state. The edible legislation creates a task force to design packaging and labeling to ensure pot-edible products are clearly distinguishable from regular food products, especially critical for cannabis-laced items like cookies and candy that can potentially appeal to children.

Since Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012, nine kids have been treated by Colorado Children’s Hospital for accidental ingestion of pot food. Hickenlooper signed both bills during a ceremony at the same Children’s Hospital in Aurora.

Additionally, the new edibles law prevents any retail marijuana manufacturer from knowingly adding pot to any product that a consumer would confuse for a trademarked product, or to any food product marketed towards children.

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Read more: http://www.hightimes.com/read/colorado-passes-new-regs-edibles-and-concentrates

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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