Colorado lawmakers target edible pot in fruit, animal shapes

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DENVER (AP) — Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves.

A bill up for its first hearing in the state House on Tuesday also would ban any infused edibles shaped like animals or people.

It's the latest front in a battle by Colorado lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids.

Edible pot makers already are preparing for new regulations starting this fall that will require each piece of food to carry a symbol with the letters THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

Marijuana manufacturers say the latest proposal goes too far. But supporters, including Colorado's governor say marijuana candies are like modern-day candy cigarettes and send a dangerous message to kids.