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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