Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord

Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord

Colorado’s health department proposed an industry-spinning ban on the sales of nearly all forms of edible marijuana at recreational pot shops Monday but then quickly backed away from the plan amid an industry outcry and questions over legality.

After a heated, four-hour hearing, the public policy Tilt-A-Whirl ride ended where it began: with lawmakers, regulators and stakeholders still in disagreement — now more than 10 months after the start of recreational pot sales — on the best way to manage marijuana in Colorado.

“This is by far the simplest recommendation,” state Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, said of the health department’s proposal. “But I don’t know if it gets us to where we want to be.” Read More…