Bill outlaws edible pot in fruit, animal shapes

Posted at 8:42 PM, Apr 19, 2016

A measure that would pot products shaped like a human, animal or fruit advanced out of committee Tuesday. 

Edible pot makers already are preparing for new regulations starting this fall that will require each piece of food to carry a symbol with the letters THC.

Marijuana manufacturers say the latest proposal goes too far. But supporters, including Colorado's governor say marijuana candies are like modern-day candy cigarettes and send a dangerous message to kids.

“Marijuana products are designed for adults and we are asking that these products don’t mimic products marketed to children,” said Rep. Ginal, D-Fort Collins in a press release.

The House Business Affairs & Labor Committee passed HB16-1436 on a 10-2 vote.

It now goes to the House floor for second reading.