6:35 pm - Monday October 23, 2017

Statement on proposed retail marijuana edibles limit

Following today’s meeting of the edible retail marijuana products stakeholder group, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s proposal that retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures, the department has the following statement from Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Larry Wolk.

“The recommendation from CDPHE is just that, a recommendation to a working group as part of the deliberative process. We fully expect it will be debated and edited through open, frequent, frank and respectful communication between stakeholders of all stripes at all levels.

“Considering only the public health perspective, however, edibles pose a definite risk to children, and that’s why we recommended limiting marijuana-infused products to tinctures and lozenges.

“Our recommendation does not represent the view of the governor’s office, nor was it reviewed by the governor. It was put together only in consideration of the public health challenges of underage marijuana ingestion. It does not account for the dynamics of the black market or the guidelines set forward by Amendment 64.”

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