It isn’t just pot brownies.
Massachusetts is set to see a wide variety of edible products hit the retail marijuana market beginning this summer. Even if officials expect the recreational marijuana market to be “sparse” when stores begin opening in July, industry experts say edibles have the potential to be particularly exciting for the Bay State.
“There’ll be some really inventive products,” said Jaime Lewis, who founded an edibles company in Colorado and is preparing to open another, Mayflower Medicinals, in Massachusetts.
At the same time, edibles present some unique challenges to both manufacturers and policymakers. State regulators have been extra cautious implementing regulations to address common concerns, like child access and overconsumption.
What types of products should we expect?
Under the voter-approved ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana in 2016, the types of infused products allowed include edibles, beverages, topical products, ointments, oils, and tinctures. And there’s