Colorado will officially take some of the fun out of cannabis edibles at the beginning of the month.
Reports show that the state’s retail marijuana regulatators will no longer allow the sale of THC-infused edibles products in any form that could be misconstrued as candy by young children. This means, as of October 1, it will be against the law for dispensaries to sell pot candies resembling animals, cartoons, fruits, or humans – all of these products will need to be more generic by design, appearing only in non-descript shapes.
This policy change, which was pushed through, earlier last year, is all part of the state’s plan to ramp up the legal marijuana market’s attention to public safety. The new rule was put into place after countless reports began to surface, shortly after the state launched its fully legal pot marketplace, suggesting that more kids were being admitted to emergency rooms all across the state for accidentally ingesting pot edibles.
It is worth mentioning, however, that the reported cases of child poisonings a result of the accidental ingestion of THC products has been up and down for the past couple of years. According to the Rocky Mountain…