No edible pot shaped as people, animals or fruit

In this April 18, 2014 file photo, a caregiver points out the strength of an edible marijuana candy bar at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver. Starting Oct. 1, Colorado is requiring that marijuana products have a bolder label highlighting the level of THC, the compound in marijuana that creates users’ “high” feeling. Although there’s little research about the effects of more potent marijuana, state officials hope it will give consumers more information before buying. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado – a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will mistake them for a favorite treat.

The switch is less dramatic for Colorado’s cannabis companies than adapting to last fall’s rollout of exhaustive requirements for labeling, packaging and stamps on individual edible marijuana products.

But it’s motivated by the same concerns about…

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