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Colorado Marijuana Edible Rules Will Be A Hot Topic Next Legislative Session

marijuana red velvet browniesA meeting was held yesterday in Colorado to try to determine new rules for marijuana edibles. That meeting didn’t result in anything meaningful, and the group tasked with creating new regulations decided to instead offer up various recommendations to the Colorado Legislature. Per the Denver Post:

Colorado’s first attempt at better regulating edible marijuana products ended in discord Monday when a working group on the issue adjourned without reaching a consensus.

Instead, the working group — which had been meeting for months — decided to submit more than a dozen different and often conflicting ideas for new regulations to the legislature, which will re-argue the issue beginning in January.

“It’s a wide-open game starting Jan. 7, when we get back in session,” state Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, said Monday at the conclusion of the working group’s final meeting.

I have always felt that establishing new marijuana edible rules is an attempt to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. Marijuana edibles are not cheap, and marijuana consumers aren’t freely giving them out to anyone of any age, let alone children. Most marijuana consumers are responsible, and don’t leave their edibles out for children to swoop up. With that being said, some edibles will get in the hands of children from time to time, just as alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs end up being misused by children. New regulations won’t fix that. Dumb people will continue to be dumb, plain and simple. But then again, I don’t run an edible company, so new regulations won’t affect me. Do you run a marijuana edible company? If so, how do you feel about the need to draft new regulations? If you support more regulations, what do you feel they should be?

  • mike1188

    Marijuana edibles is like the same issue they have with laundry soap pods. Why would you keep either where your child can get at them duh……in fact I can bet that most edibles user takes better care than the idiots that leave soap pods out where some little kid can eat them. Which is a problem.

  • Johnny Bloomington

    I do support better serving sizes. Who wants to eat a quarter of a cookie? I want the whole damn thing! How hard is it to put “normal” or “extra strength?”

    • beetlegeust

      do ya drink the whole bottle of whiskey too?

      heh

      • Johnny Bloomington

        Apples and oranges. Do ya eat a bite of a normal cookie ever and say “thats all I need?”
        Plus the whiskey has alcohol proof that’s standard across all the same bottles.

    • LaurieMaryJane

      I completely agree — but what is “normal”? It really seems that everyone has a range of dosage levels.

      • Johnny Bloomington

        So you need a range of products.

    • painkills2

      10/9/2014, Pot shops courting novice marijuana users with milder edibles

      New products like the ‘Rookie Cookie’ and Dixie One soda are less potent so new cannabis users in Colorado and Washington can find a dose that works for them and avoid having ‘a miserable experience.’

      http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/pot-shops-selling-milder-edibles-novice-marijuana-users-article-1.1968649

  • SE Bailey

    This attempt all seems to have come on the heels of Maureen Dowd of the New York Times writing a refer madness piece about how she couldn’t handle her edible while visiting Colorado and maybe the nanny state is a good idea after all, because if the cream of the crop like Dowd can’t handle their benign plant-based drugs then really, no one else should be able to obtain them without the threat of jail. Hurray for the police state Maurreen!

  • painkills2

    My god, that is some great-lookin’ red velvet cake… Now, if it was medicated, I would probably eat that, even if it didn’t come with a label. But correct and uniform labeling is more important for edibles than bud, as consumers need to understand and find the right dosage.

    And while Maureen Dowd had a “powerful” experience with edibles, I purchased many (many) edibles from dispensaries here in New Mexico and obtained an effect with just one. (And it wasn’t a very strong effect.) So, whose experience with edibles was worse, mine or Maureen’s? I guess if you work for the NYT, money’s not a problem… must be nice to live in a bubble like that.

  • ted mishler

    i used to read about space cake in amsterdam, sounded exciting, they would regulate our right to experience that?

    • ted mishler

      i mean to say, is it their intention to reduce the thc present in any form? bad idea if so, also bad idea to look for cbd only varieties, i wish haters of the plant would stop medaling, it is none of their concern anyway since they despise it, tell them to go away