According to Colorado lawmakers, the word “Candy” might be banned from marijuana edible treat labels, as it is causing havoc among sweet lovers who might mistake the pot-infused treats for the regular ones.
Colorado officials have announced that there have been sporadic incidents where people have mistaken marijuana edible treats for regular sweets and ended up in the hospital because they did not know why they were feeling quite so peculiar.
It seems that officials want to make it as clear as possible that pot candy is not actual candy, so that people know what they are eating at all times. Therefore, they believe that the labels should be as clear as possible, since they are the first thing that people see when looking at the pot edibles.
You might think that a marijuana leaf sign on the packaging would be enough to help people distinguish between pot candy and regular candy, but it seems that it is clearly not so, since parent associations have expressed their concern on the matter, pointing out that children will be drawn to the products if anything, instead of understanding that they should be avoided.
Due this unprecedented interest in greens and veggies that the children might get if the marijuana leaf were the universal symbol for pot edibles, the Colorado authorities have decided upon a octagonal stop sign that includes the letters THC inside to be pot symbol on labels.
Also, pot treat manufacturers will not be allowed to call their products “candy” or even mention the word under any circumstance on the label, because this might be misleading to both children and adults.
And the situation gets worse when it comes to the products themselves. Edible marijuana treat manufacturers are not allowed to replicate any known candy or food items, so that the products cannot be used by buyers to trick other people into eating them and so that they don’t end up confusing them themselves and eating them at an inappropriate time.
Furthermore, the manufacturers might not be allowed to use any known standalone food products in their pot treats. This would refer to the Oreos in Oreo-flavored pot cookies and cupcakes for instance. This was the point where the manufacturers felt that the authorities should offer more details because this rules seems to be quite absurd.
“Do I have to have chickens out back for the eggs?”pointed out Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce’s Dan Anglin.
At the moment, this new set of rules still needs to pass through a public hearing before they could be enforced. Hopefully all of these small details will be cleared out at that hearing, because the marijuana edible manufactures seem to have every intention of remaining in line with law.
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