DUDE: Marijuana Edibles Go Unregulated in Colorado

Published on February 5, 2014

Marijuana and hashish-infused edibles are back in vogue. The culinary phenomenon was portrayed with great humor in the 1968 cult film starring Peter Sellers, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas. Now psychedelic edibles are on sale legally in Colorado, and they are causing some consternation for state regulators.

Of course, Colorado cannot rely on either the investigative expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the regulatory savvy of the Food and Drug Administration because marijuana is illegal at the federal level. As a result, the state is having a difficult time regulating the assorted brownies, chai mints, chocolate truffles, sodas, candies, beef jerkies, and other edible delivery systems.

“There are going to be hundreds of questions on the legal and health side that no one was able to foresee when the voters pulled the lever,” said Paul Doering, professor of pharmacy practice and co-director of the Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center at the University of Florida.

Read more: Breitbart

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