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Fruit-shaped pot treats banned under new bill

Posted: 3:18 PM, Apr 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-23 21:18:25Z
Fruit-shaped pot treats banned under new bill

A ban on pot-infused gummy bears and marijuana edibles that resemble fruits has passed the Colorado House.

A bill that won initial approval in the state House on Friday would ban any infused edibles shaped like fruit, animals or people.

Supporters call the effort an attempt to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids. Critics pointed out that the ban doesn't mention many other shapes, such as hearts or stars. Others pointed out that it is the job of parents to keep edible pot away from kids.

The House also gave tentative approval to bills allowing "pesticide-free" labels on marijuana, and another bill adjusting possession limits on liquid marijuana.

All the measures await final, formal votes before heading to the Senate.

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