Apr 19, 2011 2:56 PM by Greg Boyce

State House considers edible marijuana

DENVER (AP) - Mandatory labels on edible marijuana in Colorado have won preliminary approval in the state House.

The bill requires "edibles" such as pot brownies or cannabis-infused lollipops to be packaged in childproof packages and carry labels warning that the products are not for children. The bill is a weaker version of a proposed edible pot ban that died earlier this session after patients and doctors pointed out that eating marijuana is healthier than smoking it. The bill doesn't include advertising limits for edible marijuana products. Some wanted restrictions to make sure edibles aren't marketed to children. Regulators complained that advertising limits could raise free-speech concerns.

The House must vote one more time before the labeling bill goes to the Senate.


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