Marijuana Gummy Bears Will Be Illegal in Colorado on October 1

By definition, recreational marijuana is intended to be fun (as opposed to “medical marijuana” or, possibly, “professional marijuana.”) But since legalizing recreational marijuana back in 2014, officials in Colorado have realized that, though using marijuana might be alluring, trying to make marijuana edibles look more whimsical could potentially make these products more appealing to children. So say goodbye to marijuana-infused gummy bears and pot-laced chocolate bunnies. Starting on October 1, these and other shapes will be officially banned under new regulations.

According to an article posted by the Colorado Department of Revenue in Colorado’s Estes Park Trail Gazette, “Beginning Oct. 1, edible marijuana-infused products in the shape of a human, animal or fruit are strictly prohibited, including shapes that resemble or contain characteristics of a realistic or fictional human, animal, or fruit, including artistic, caricature, or cartoon renderings.” The Department also specifies

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