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Colorado May Ban the Name “Candy” From Any Edible Marijuana

Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Tuesday by state marijuana regulators.

The state may also ban the word “candy” from edible pot products, even if they’re sweets such as suckers or gummy chews.

The new pot symbol — an octagon stop-sign shape with the letters “THC” to indicate marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient — would have to be on individual edible items, not just labels. Liquid marijuana products would be limited to single-serve packaging — defined as 10 milligrams of THC.

Regulators rejected an earlier proposal to mark edible pot with a weed-leaf symbol after a parents’ group claimed the symbol would simply attract children, not dissuade them.

The proposed rules were released as the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division works on new guidelines for edible marijuana, which can be baked into cookies or brownies or added to sodas, pasta sauces or granolas. [Read more at The Denver Post]

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