Edible marijuana restrictions fail at state Legislature

March 25, 2015
Photo: Marijuana bud, dollars bills in background, Denver dispensary (AP Photo)
A caregiver picks out a marijuana bud for a patient at a marijuana dispensary in Denver in a file photo.

The bill would have basically removed a requirement that edibles be shaped or marked in a unique way, allowing people to tell the difference between a regular candy and a pot infused one. 

Elizabeth O'Donnell, the mother of a middle school student, asked the State senate committee how else her son would know what treats at a party are laced with marijuana.

"I will have to instruct him not to eat any food or snacks that are served at the party," O'Donnell said.

But requiring markings on edibles wouldn’t make kids safer, according to Bob Eschino, an edibles manufacturer.

"They will figure out a way to scrape that marking off, if they’re going to be giving it to their friends as a joke, or if they’re going to be selling these to their friends, they will figure out a way to alter these products," Eschino said.

Senate committee members unanimously voted against the measure. Earlier legislation requires the state to institute some kind of markings on edibles by next year.