The marijuana edible market is a growing multi-million dollar industry.
There are few regulations or limitations on the types of products being sold.

Currently, almost any kind of food can be infused. Many of the products are indistinguishable from those children see every day and frequently look like the candy children are naturally drawn to. In fact, some manufacturers take commonly available grocery store items and spray them with THC concentrate. How confusing for an adult, much less a child (as evidenced by this news report).

One bite-size white truffle can contain 100mg of THC or 10 servings. Edibles have a delayed absorption rate, making them a considerable threat to the health and safety of Colorado’s consumers and youth. It can take 2-4 hours to begin to feel the effects and is considered a long-term commitment for users, not at all suited to a quick recreational high on a weekend night out.

As a Schedule 1 classified drug, marijuana and subsequently edibles are not subject to federal regulations and safety testing. The federal government does not inspect or qualify these foods and drinks. Colorado has been forced to fund a state agency to act in place of the Food and Drug Administration.   (Food Inspections Flag Health Threats in Marijuana Edibles)

Marijuana edibles shown next to non-infused products that look identical:



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