DENVER, Colo. — Aug. 31, 2015 — On behalf of Colorado children and parents living in a state where drugged food — in the form of marijuana edibles — is legal and creatively marketed, Smart Colorado today urged state regulators to implement a Red Stop Sign marking on such packaging and edibles.

“The Marijuana Enforcement Division first proposed the Red Stop Sign, including the letters ‘THC,’ which is an approach we supported,” said Gina Carbone, a co-founder of Smart Colorado. “Unfortunately, the MED last week backed off that concept in favor of a new option, a colorless, ambiguous shape with the same lettering, but which does not instantly communicate to children and other vulnerable people the potential risks of consuming a drug-laced food item.”

“This red, ubiquitous symbol is easy to spot and identify, which is critical for parents and teachers watching out for children and teenagers. Young children are taught early on that a red stop sign means stop even if they can’t read the letters THC”, emphasized Carbone.

Through a #redstopsign social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook, Smart Colorado is urging the public to communicate its concerns to the MED via email at DOR_MEDRuleComments@state.co.us before the public comment period ends 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Smart Colorado representatives are also attending the MED public hearing on marijuana regulation that begins 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, Room 220, in the Colorado State Capitol.

Smart Colorado representatives will be available for interviews on site throughout the day…

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