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Hickenlooper wants better labeling for marijuana edibles

Jan 18, 2016

Packaging of marijuana edibles is becoming a topic of discussion at the Colorado senate.
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During his State of the State address, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper expressed concerns about marijuana edibles.

"Back in the day, candy cigarettes desensitized kids to the dangers of tobacco," said Hickenlooper. "Today, pot-infused gummy bears send the wrong message to our kids about marijuana."

Senator John Singer (D, Longmont) thinks the state has created good child-proof packaging, but still needs to improve the labels and description of what's inside. 

"The original label looked a lot like the (Colorado) state seal," said Singer. "That doesn't look like a warning label unless you're afraid of the state of Colorado."

Singer says he wants a universal marking on the outside of the package to serve as a warning. He says it needs to serve as part of a broader discussion on all potentially dangerous products that are attractive to kids.