The Word ‘Candy’ Could Be Nixed From Edibles Packaging in CO

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Edibles producers in Colorado won’t be able to put the word “candy” on packaging if the state adopts draft rules proposed by regulators.

Companies that make edibles also would be required to include a new symbol indicating their products contain marijuana: a red stop sign emblazoned with the letters “THC,” the Associated Press reported.

Infused beverages would be limited to single servings containing no more than 10 milligrams of THC, according to the proposal.

The draft rules must face a public hearing before being adopted, the AP reported. Regulators in the state have until January to implement a law requiring edible packaging to have a distinct look.

Cartoon characters are already banned from packaging, as are so-called look-alike products that are meant to mimic common foods.

Edibles company officials who are also on the state panel that’s reviewing the rules said childproof packaging and clear labels should be sufficient to keep children from accidentally consuming marijuana. They also contend that edibles companies should not be responsible for how infused products are stored, according to the AP.

New rules concerning edibles – everything from labels with nutrition information to limits on THC – that were implemented earlier this year have led to operational hurdles and added expenses for producers.