Colorado: New Rules for Marijuana Edible Packaging

Colorado is enacting new rules for recreational marijuana edibles, designed to address the problem some people (like Maureen Dowd) have determining how much to ingest.

The rules will not be "tougher" with respect to the quantity of THC contained in edibles. Colorado's current rules specify each "serving" of recreational pot edibles can contain up to 10 mg of THC. [More...]

Colorado's rules already require edible pot to be sold in "servings" of 10 milligrams of THC. But many consumers have complained they can't tell what a serving is and eat too much of a heavily-dosed product...

The primary changes will be in the packaging. Multi-serving edibles will clearly mark the size of a single portion.

Medical marijuana portions will still be allowed to contain up to 100 mg THC per serving.

According to the Denver Post, other changes have to do with child resistant packaging for single-serving edibles and liquid edibles, and liquid edibles have to have markings on the bottle or container showing a single size portion (as is done now with cough medicine.)

The rule changes will take effect in November.

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    Thank god (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 08:49:43 AM EST
    The Maureen Dowd is safe at last.

    Stoned at last, stoned at last, (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Aug 02, 2014 at 11:22:01 AM EST
    Thank standard packaging, she's stoned at last...

    That is a Good Idea (none / 0) (#2)
    by ScottW714 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 11:51:13 AM EST
    It can only hurt the cause if people act with no sense, like MD.

    Regardless, anything people consume in the US should have these sort of markings.  Imagine buying rum and not knowing if the alcohol content is at Malibu or 151 levels.  That is a huge variant that I think most people would ask about, but unfortunately the world is full of Dowds that lack any sense.

    Me personally, I am not a fan of the edibles for that very reason, you can't plan your day just in case 'the man' decided to be extra generous this week.  And some days I got S to do.  Plus, I hate cause and effect delay.

    But I think the most convincing reason is in Texas, edibles are weighed regardless of THC content, and that makes them more legally dangerous than cocaine or heroin.

    I think it's not just MoDo (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 12:38:30 PM EST
    But more in response to things like this.