Your Voice Had an Impact!
Thank you for your efforts in ensuring Marijuana Edibles are Marked or Identified on the Product Itself
Many of you weighed in, and you made a difference. We saw hundreds of impassioned emails pouring in from our members. Thanks to you, SB15-136 was unanimously defeated (0-5) today because each member of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee agreed with you that all Coloradans—children, teenagers and adults—deserve the right to know when and if marijuana is in a food, candy and soda.
In the hearing, Senator Kevin Lundberg, Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, in closing stated, “I believe that legal edible marijuana products need to be clearly identifiable. I don’t believe simply putting it in a package is sufficient. […] If in fact legally produced, packaged and labelled marijuana products [are not] clearly identifiable […] it’s not legal; it wasn’t produced in a legal fashion, and I believe the industry needs to come to terms with that.”
Committee Member Senator Linda Newell echoed Lundberg’s concerns in that Colorado kids and adults alike are serving as guinea pigs in this high-stakes and highly risky experiment where “Any accidental ingestion is too much.”
We agree that every Colorado citizen and guests within our state have the right to know when they are consuming marijuana.