Colorado’s Department of Revenue has confirmed
that a new set of draft emergency regulations for recreational cannabis edibles
will go into effect at the beginning of November.
The changes focus mainly on potency and
serving size requirements. The
regulations also call for the mandatory use of childproof packaging.
The move does not come without a response
from the industry, which has already begun to move in the same direction, particularly
after reports of recreational customers consuming more THC than the intended
State and municipal regulators, including
those at the Denver Department of Environmental Health, have been sending food
inspectors on surprise visits to edible manufacturers since late spring. The department regularly conducts the same
kind of testing within the food industry, but the cannabinoid sector is a new
focus of their work.
So far, the kinds of actions taken by state
and local officials include calling for product recalls, improvement of overall
sanitary and storage conditions and better management of component products in
the manufacturing process.
Other states, such as Washington, are
following Colorado’s lead.
The news also comes less than two weeks
after a national organization, the American Herbal Products Association, released
its own nationally focussed guidelines on packaging, labelling and
manufacturing of cannabis containing products. Keep your eyes and ears peeled
for updates as regulations continue to take shape.