State Regulatory Meeting Addresses Making Marijuana Edibles Identifiable

September 11, 2014

WHAT: Rule-making Meeting on H.B. 14-1366
DATE: Monday, October 20, 2014
TIME: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center, Room 1C, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Denver, Colo. (October 17, 2014) — The third, and possibly last, rule-making meeting on how to implement H.B. 14-1366 — the law that requires marijuana edibles be clearly identifiable from every day food products — will be held Monday, October 20th by the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED).

The law, which was initiated by Smart Colorado, attempts to address the growing problem of accidental ingestion by both children and adults of marijuana-infused products that look identical to familiar food items. While much attention has been made about marijuana candy and the concern parents have during the Halloween season, the implementation of this law extends beyond this holiday. By marking or clearly identifying marijuana edibles outside of the packaging, parents and teachers will know when kids are consuming marijuana and bringing it home or to school.

Attempts have been made by the marijuana industry to try and weaken this law and avoid the possible extra effort or expense for manufacturers to clearly mark their food products.

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 Non-profit Development Center.