Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny

Nov 16, 2014 1:10 PM by News Staff

DENVER (AP) - Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment plans to recommend that the state set up a commission to "grant pre-market approval" before edible forms of pot can be sold. The agency says it's worried that pot-infused sweets are too appealing to kids.

The proposal comes a month after the Health Department abandoned a suggestion to ban the sale of most kinds of edible pot. A new law requires edible pot products to have a distinct look so that they can't be confused with regular foods. But regulators have struggled to craft a solution.

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