APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended that retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures.

The recommendation has been obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a third and possibly final workgroup meeting Monday to draw up rules for identifiable markers or colors for edible marijuana products so they won't be confused with regular foods.

The health department's recommendation would effectively take most forms of edible marijuana off store shelves. The final decision will be made by the Department of Revenue, which oversees retail marijuana sales.

Lawmakers have ordered regulators to require pot-infused food and drink to have a distinct look when they are out of the packaging.