The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has backed down from a proposal to ban most forms of edible cannabis such as brownies and cookies, with lozenges and tinctures being the exception.
The proposal, which was made public on Monday before quickly being withdrawn, sparked outrage among the cannabis industry and among cannabis advocates; it also drew legal concerns from the state-issued regulatory workgroup which met Monday to review the suggestion.
“Prohibit the production of retail edible marijuana products other than a simple lozenge/hard candy or tinctures that are plainly labeled using universal symbol(s) and that users can add to their products at home,” reads the Department of Health recommended. “Hard candy/lozenges would be manufactured in single 10 mg doses/lozenges and tinctures would be produced and labeled with dosing instructions, such as two drops equals 10 mg.”
Amendment 64, which was approved handily by voters in 2012, says that cannabis is legal in all forms, and is a constitutional right.