For those of you who enjoy consuming your cannabis in the form of edibles – the fruity, gummy, colorful kinds to be more specific, you might want to stock up on a couple more containers during your next trip to the dispensary this month, because as of July 1, all products of this kind will not be legally sold in the state of Colorado.
On Friday, June 10, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill that bans all sales of marijuana products in the shapes of fruits, animals, and people. This includes popular items like pot-infused gummy bears, chewy fruit tarts, and sour gummy worms. While Colorado has already required marijuana edibles to be clearly labeled with a stamp noting that it contains THC, the new cause for concern, thus resulting in the ban on gummies and similar products, is that their appearance makes them too enticing to children. The other thought is that these types of shapes could be confusing to kids, who may not recognize warning symbols on the outer packaging, and therefore assume it is just regular candy. It’s likely that many companies who make edibles in these shapes will just resort to using alternative designs, such as discs or blocks.