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Colorado Health Department to Recommend 'Premarket Approval' for Edible Marijuana

Legalization Posted Nov 17 2014

Colorado Health Department to Recommend 'Premarket Approval' for Edible Marijuana

Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks. But regulators have struggled to craft a solution.

Marijuana-infused foods and drinks have been a booming sector in Colorado’s new recreational marijuana market.

But lawmakers feared the products are too easy to confuse with regular foods and drinks and ordered marijuana regulators to require a new look for marijuana edibles.

“The department remains concerned that there are products on the market that so closely resemble children’s candy that it can entice children to experiment with marijuana. Marijuana should not seem ‘fun’ for kids,” the agency wrote in its recommendation.

Original article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/us/colorado-health-department-to-recommend-premarket-approval-for-edible-marijuana.html?_r=0

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