A Nevada bill that would make all marijuana “candy” illegal is not going down smoothly with some industry leaders.
Nevada law already requires all marijuana products to be packaged in a way that is not appealing to children, but Senate Bill 344 take that mandate a step further.
The bill would make it illegal for edible marijuana products to contain sugar unless they are baked goods and to be labeled with images of cartoon characters, mascots, action figures, balloons, fruits or toys. Products also would not be able to be modeled after a brand of products primarily consumed by children, such as gummy bears or Teddy Grahams.
“This bill is just the start,” said nonpartisan Sen. Patricia Farley, of Las Vegas, who has been working with industry leaders on the bill.
Farley, who is currently making amendments to the bill, wants to eliminate all products that contain sugar and also make it illegal to make such products in primary colors that might appeal to youth. [Read more at Reno Gazette-Journal]