US Law­maker Aims to Out­law Pot-laced Gummy Bears

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A Colorado law­maker is try­ing to out­law mar­i­juana-laced gummy can­dies that re­sem­ble chil­dren’s treats, the lat­est ef­fort by a US state to ad­dress the com­plex­i­ties and un­in­tended con­se­quences of pot le­gal­i­sa­tion. In 2014, Colorado be­came the first state to al­low the sale of mar­i­juana for recre­ational use, and it has grown to be a bil­lion­dol­lar in­dus­try in the state. The mea­sure by state rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dan Pabon, a Demo­crat from Den­ver, would pro­hibit ed­i­ble mar­i­juana to be sold in the form of an an­i­mal, hu­man or fruit, com­mon shapes for gummy can­dies favoured by young chil­dren. Nu­mer­ous chil­dren in Colorado were hos­pi­talised af­ter be­com­ing crit­i­cally ill as a re­sult of in­gest­ing ed­i­ble mar­i­juana prod­ucts af­ter pot be­came le­gal there in 2014. Reuters

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