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Colorado Health Authorities Wanted To Ban Marijuana Edibles


marijuana brownies concentrates michiganConsuming marijuana edibles is much healthier than smoking marijuana. However, marijuana edibles have become the new villain in recent reefer madness campaigns. Maureen Dowd is partly to blame, after she had a bad experience when she couldn’t handle her marijuana edible experience. Bad parents are to blame too, as a handful of kids have had to go to a Denver hospital after getting their hands on marijuana edibles (something which occurs whether marijuana is legal or not by the way). Stories like that resulted in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment putting out a proposal to ban most marijuana edibles, a proposal that was quickly shelved. Per the Gazette:

Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment told state pot regulators they should limit edible pot on shelves to hard lozenges and tinctures, which are a form of liquid pot that can be added to foods and drinks.

The suggestion sparked marijuana industry outrage and legal concerns from a regulatory workgroup that met Monday to review the agency’s suggestion. Colorado’s 2012 marijuana-legalization measure says retail pot is legal in all forms.

Marijuana edibles are not a bad thing. Marijuana edibles eaten by the wrong people can be a very bad thing. That’s why marijuana edibles should only be purchased and consumed by adults who know what they are doing. Every responsible marijuana consumer in America knows that you shouldn’t eat too many edibles, and definitely under no circumstances should edibles be given to children. Consumers need to take responsibility so that they don’t ruin marijuana edible availability for the rest of us.


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  1. I grew my first crops of marijuana this year. I turned the leaves into marijuana butter and from that made brownies. You’re right about the temptation to scarf down massive quantities and I had to fight the temptation because they are so tasty. Another problem, at least if you make your own from scratch, is that it’s hard to judge the THC content. So I would recommend that anyone always try a small amount until you are sure of what you’ve got. I assume that commercial producers have more of a grip on strength and hopefully packages are labelled so folks can properly judge what they’re ingesting.

  2. Constance Green on

    Incredibly stupid position. I am in the process of becoming medically certified in Arizona and I would not be considering this option without being able to purchase edibles. It was very difficult for me becoming a non smoker. Now, I wish to remain a non smoker in all senses of the word.

  3. Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (R) CO. Now appears poised to defeat incumbent Colorado Governor Mark Udall (according to todays released polling results two weeks out). As a resident of Washington, I’m curious. What happens, after Nov. 4th if indeed Beauprez does win and exit polling shows his victory was due in part to his pledge to “repeal” Colorado’s legal marijuana law? Can a Colorado Governor simply sign an executive order thereby reversing the will of the people? Or, would he have to try his repeal effort through the State legislature? The power of Governor’s vary widely by state . It’s my hope that the latest polls are wrong. However, it’s not looking good right now for Governor Udall.

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    I am a 30 year veteran smoker but have never had an edible. I know some of the basics about edibles but what exactly is the difference that would cause someone (an adult) to need an emergency room visit. It seems the problem is more along the lines of habitually over eating and expecting to scarf down a package of cannabis brownies like they would a sleeve of oreos while watching a movie. As a complete edible novice I would not even eat an entire cookie the first time just so I could see exactly what the effects would be. I must be missing something.

  5. Prohibiting edibles would be an invitation to a prolonged lawsuit, and the state would probably lose. The amendment to the Colorado Constitution that legalizes recreational cannabis use specifically allows edibles.

  6. The words “ban” and “repeal” coming out of Colorado two weeks before two other states prepare to vote on legalization..

  7. A friends little brother is 14 he’s autistic and edibles have helped him greatly as long as they are under supervision and are given a low quanity I don’t see why marijuana shouldn’t benifit children with certain health problems

  8. I believe Colorado’s Department of Public Health has already retracted that suggestion…

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