Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must have a new look. That’s according to state senators from both parties who rejected a bill Wednesday to loosen a requirement that pot cookies and candies not look like regular foods.
Colorado may throw a white flag on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market — making sure that edible pot products can’t be confused with regular foods.
New rules went into effect on Sunday in Colorado that require marijuana edibles be designed both to keep children safe and provide a warning to adults about their potency.
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
One of the more common criticisms of Colorado’s marijuana legalization has been edibles, or pot-infused food, that make their way into children’s hands.
Colorado will have to answer a complaint about treating marijuana magazines like pornography, even though state officials have announced that the restriction is unconstitutional and won’t be enforced.