New Colorado Edible Laws Go Into Effect Next Year, Could Set Precedent For Rest Of The Country


The controversy that has plagued the cannabis-infused edible industry in Colorado has come to a head and so officials in the state have decided to take the way they regulate edibles there a step further.

According to a story in, the Colorado Department of Revenue has posted new specific rules for the state’s legal marijuana industry that will go into effect in February 2015. The new rules include setting the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams. The rules also set the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams of THC.

The new rules also state that “the amount in milligrams of Standardized Serving Of Marijuana, the total number of Standardized Servings Of Marijuana and the total amount of active THC contained within the product” must be clearly spelled out on each edible marijuana product “in a way that enables a reasonable person to intuitively determine how much of the product constitutes a single serving of active THC.” If a marijuana edible product is too small to contain all this information, then “the product must contain no more than 10 mg of active THC per unit of sale.”

The new rules also require each individual marijuana edible product to be capable of being separated into a delineation that matches its amount of serving sizes. For example, if a chocolate bar contains ten serving sizes in a single product, it must have pre-made indentations that allow it to be easily and clearly broken into 10 pieces.

Manufacturers that don’t follow the new rules could result in marijuana retail stores losing their license.

Even with the risks, marijuana edibles are still a popular part of Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. A marijuana edibles machine made its debut in Denver last month and a new marijuana school in New York has classes that are teaching responsible ways to produce edibles.


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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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