Repeal of CO Edibles Packaging Rules Dies in Committee

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Edibles makers took a hit Wednesday when a bill that would’ve repealed stringent packaging requirements was shot down by the Colorado state senate.

The bill, which was unanimously rejected by the committee of senators considering the proposal, would’ve repealed a 2014 requirement that says all infused edibles must be “clearly identifiable, when practicable, with a standard symbol.” The requirement is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, according to the Denver Post.

Edibles producers told the newspaper that the requirement is expensive and impractical, and current packaging and labeling rules are sufficient.

Cannabis business owners have complained that new rules passed by lawmakers have increased the cost of production and cut into profits. Edibles makers have said they were forced to buy new equipment and packaging and spend money on lawyer’s fees to ensure compliance with the new rules.