With the litany of edible options available, it can be a bit overwhelming for someone who has limited experience with cannabis. Advances in technology have made it possible for edibles to exist without a distinct odor or flavor that gives away an enhanced element. While the artistic opportunities are all very exciting, they can present problems for those who are looking to avoid a psychoactive experience.
For a long time, edibles were something experimented with behind closed doors, but the industry has seriously expanded over the last decade. In states where it is recreationally legal, any food or drink item conceivable has an infused version: coffee, olive oil, soda, candy, condiments, and more can be found with THC and CBD. Depending on the state’s legislation, however, the restrictions and rules applying to labeling can prove very difficult for an edible producer…. [Read More]
When Canada first voted to legalize recreational cannabis they planned to ban edibles, but this recent “proposed amendment would provide certainty and timing for Canadians and the industry that edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be authorized for sale no more than 12 months of the proposed cannabis act,” said Liberal committee member John Oliver.”
Canada is hoping that legal edibles “will help combat a key black market sector and help mitigate the food safety and mis-dosing risks.” Keeping edibles illegal would only give power to black market edibles, which have no safety/testing requirements. Legal edibles, on the other hand, can be regulated so they are accurately dosed, safely tested, and properly labeled.
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By Chase Rader
On May 15th, a child in New York was taken to the ER after accidentally consuming cannabis-infused candy he found inside his fathers car. Now, barely two weeks later we’re seeing nearly the exact same situation play out, but with more severe consequences for the parent.
Saturday, a mother in New Mexico took her two daughters, age 3 and 5, to the hospital after they were found eating a cannabis-infused cookie she had left inside the car. Rather than facing misdemeanor charges like Ephraim Zagelbaum, this mother may be charged with a 3rd degree felony for child endangerment, even though her children were fine.
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