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Edible Pot Rating System Not Sitting Well With Ski Areas

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A possible edible marijuana rating system isn’t going over too well with Colorado’s ski resorts.

The ski industry says using symbols from the ski slopes for marijuana is counterproductive.

For decades ski runs have been labeled with colors and symbols to indicate difficulty and help people stay safe.

This week leaders in the marijuana industry recommended using the same system for edibles.

“You don’t go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of booze and come out and drink an entire bottle that’s what you do when you buy a full bar and eat a full bar,” said Bob Eschino from Incredible Infused Edibles.

Regulators have really looked into the same system: green circles, blue squares and a black diamond.

“This is your recommended dose from the state so start with that dose and see what it does to you,” said Eschino.

Health officials agree some kind of rating system is necessary.

“I think it’s definitely a possible solution. Talking about different potencies or concentrations and categorizing them as one solution. Standardizing to a certain dose so everyone knows what they’re getting is a solution,” said Dr. Sam Wang.

However copying the ratings on the slopes is something resorts aren’t buying.

“The ski industry has a strong opposition to the appropriation of ski resort symbols for marijuana use,” said Jenn Rudolf from Colorado Ski Country USA.

All season long members of the forest service and different ski areas have stressed marijuana education and how it’s illegal at nearly every ski area.

Some feel copying the ratings system would likely diminish the hard work resorts have done to distance themselves from the marijuana industry.

As the state talks about a rating system for edible marijuana, the ski industry hopes different colors and symbols can be used.

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