As some of you may remember, the first announcement of the HB 1250 brownie killer bill was accompanied with a rather strange attempt to re-ignite the old 'reefer madness histeria' and lead people to believe that medical marijuana edibles companies are disguising their products and pushing them on school children. It has been reported that she used props purchased from a local chain store to help convince people that the children are in danger and all edible medical marijuana products needed to be banned.
The idea was that medical marijuana edibles were being specifically targeted to children with such names as "Pot Tarts" and "Cap'n Chronic" and were already being given to children in local schools. The facts were later revealed that there were never any real products manufactured under these names, and there has been no medical marijuana edibles marketed to school children in Colorado. Hat's off once again to the Cannabis Therapy Institute and their press release clearing up this blatant mis-information campaign.
While this is obviously silly, most would agree that we need to be responsible in our efforts to keep medical marijuana away from children. This applies to both smoked, or otherwise consumed medical marijuana. This view is shared by most people involved in producing and selling medical marijuana edibles in Colorado.
To Cindy Acree's credit, she did change her bill to remove the 100% ban on all edibles after speaking with knowledgable industry supporters. It is now looking like this legislation will be aimed at regulating how the medical marijuana edibles are packaged and marketed. How this will change as the bill progresses, and how it will be implemented with current regulations is still unknown at this time.
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