Wave goodbye to those chewy critters that got you stoned all through college. Last Friday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1436 banning the sale of THC-infused gummies shaped like animals, fruit or humans.
The move comes as a reactionary response by lawmakers who believe the new bill will prevent children from mistaking weed treats for their regular candies. Although Colorado requires all edibles to come with a sticker or stamp marking that the product contains THC, it wasn’t enough for supporters who thought the gummies were too tempting for kids not to consume.
Nevermind that Adderall and Oxycontin come with their own sugar-laden coatings. That being said, we’ll take this moment as an opportunity to remind consumers to store all cannabis products, pharmaceuticals, and bleach in a secure location away from kids and pets.
Colorado’s gummy bear ban will take effect July 1, but pot-infused gummies in less whimsical shapes — squares, triangles, marijuana leaves, etc. — will still be available to purchase at local dispensaries. If you’re a fan of the soon-to-be illegal gummies, you have less than three weeks to start stowing them away. Any remaining gummies shaped like people, animals or seed-bearing plants will be destroyed.
If weed Nutella is next, we’re rioting. Just saying.
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