Under the state’s pilot program, edible products must be manufactured by licensed cultivation centers, the same businesses growing cannabis in locked indoor facilities.
The state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape of a stop sign with the letters THC in the middle. The letters stand for marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient.
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A proposal unveiled Wednesday would require quarterly potency testing for weaker foods and drinks infused with pot, those that contain less than 10 milligrams of THC, marijuana’s psychoactive chemical
A task force gathered Wednesday to start brainstorming ways to educate consumers, including a standard warning system on popular edibles, which is the industry term for marijuana that has been concentrated and infused into food or drink.
The bills approved Monday would set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil. Currently, Colorado adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana without regard to whether it’s leafy flowers or concentrated oils. In its concentrated form, an ounce of pot has far more servings than the same amount in plant form
“They’re hard to find, they’re hard to identify, and they’re hard to locate,” said Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, one of the sponsors of the bill, which would prohibit edibles that mimic other foods or candies.
House Bill 1366 aims to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies.
“We haven’t had a generation of chronic marijuana smokers that we’ve followed for a long time.”