The First Food Safety Course For Marijuana Edibles Is Available In Colorado


A national marijuana industry group has started the first food safety basics course in Colorado for makers and sellers of pot-infused edibles. There’s also a course for budtenders who work in the dispensaries.

According to the article in Yahoo, one of the biggest challenges for state regulators has been the market for marijuana-laced edibles like  candies, cookies, drinks and chocolates, which could put people at risk of accidentally taking in  too much.

A Colorado task force recently unveiled new rules to limit potency levels, along with the National Cannabis Industry Association launching its first Food Safety Basics course specifically for marijuana industry professionals. The course is based on a curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association. During the class, people will learn about food borne illnesses, proper personal hygiene, how to prevent cross-contamination, sanitizing, and more.

Pot edibles make up about two-thirds of Colorado’s legal marijuana market and because of  some so-called “isolated cases” of production issues and irresponsible use, there became a need for expanding training programs.

The NCIA also started a Responsible Selling Program for “budtenders” working in licensed stores, which focuses on topics like spotting fraudulent IDs and educating customers about responsible consumption and state law.

After the pilot program, the association plans to expand the  training to other states.


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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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