Your Voice is Needed!
On Monday, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) held its final session for making recommendations to implement House Bill 14-1366, which requires that all marijuana edibles be “clearly identifiable” once outside their original packaging.
Unfortunately, the marijuana industry is still trying to circumvent the law and prevent its full implementation, despite the current health and safety risks. Currently, there are nearly 300 different types of marijuana edibles in Colorado’s commercial market including food, candy, and drinks that are often indistinguishable from their safe, non-marijuana counterparts.
Have an Impact!
Email the MED with your concerns by December 1. Our state officials are seeking additional public comments before offering recommendations to state legislators.
- Email Corrie Martinez from MED at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments submitted to this email go into the public record. The subject line should say: HB1366 Public Comment, and address your comments to “Dear HB 1366 Stakeholders…”
Please share your support for the law that marijuana edibles should be distinguishable from regular food items outside of their packaging, because Coloradans have the right to know if marijuana is present in the food they consume. Click here to learn more about the law and understand the important issues.
We also encourage you to support the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) recommendation to have a pre-market approval process before edibles can be sold commercially within Colorado. Washington state has already implemented a similar process to ensure that kid-friendly edibles, including normal candies that are sprayed with marijuana and re-labeled, are prohibited from being sold. Click here to read the full recommendations made by Smart Colorado and the CDPHE.
You can also share your thoughts with key government officials about these issues.
- Email Governor’s office by clicking here and selecting “Share Your Opinion.”
- Email Dr. Larry Wolk, Director of the CDPHE, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your willingness to make a difference on this critically important issue. If you would like to support our mission to protect Colorado youth from marijuana, please consider donating to our efforts through our website by clicking here.
With deep appreciation,
The Smart Colorado Team
About Smart Colorado
Smart Colorado is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Colorado youth as marijuana becomes increasingly available and commercialized. Smart Colorado is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.