Colorado officials want to ban edible pot
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has taken the position that edible marijuana products—such as pot-infused brownies—should be banned because they may be attractive to children. Instead, those health officials say edible marijuana products should be restricted to lozenges or hard candy.
A task force has been established in Colorado to create new rules on the packaging and labeling of edible pot due to an increase in the number of children treated at hospitals for ingesting edible marijuana products. Many people have become sick after eating pot products and two deaths have been linked to pot edibles.
One requirement already approved for implementation in the future is the use of a standard symbol to indicate marijuana is contained in an edible product.
The group’s proposals will be presented in February to the state legislature.