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50 Shades of Red: Washington’s New Cannabis-Infused Edible Product and Packaging Interim Policies

May 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Melissa Roeder
and Sydney Haller

Gummy bears. Chocolates. Hard candies. Caramels. Cookies. Sounds delicious, right? But this article is not about how to get a sugar coma.

This article focuses on the steady rise of accidental consumption of cannabis-
infused edibles by children; specifically children under the age of five.1 On January 9, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) adopted new packaging and labeling policies for cannabis-infused edibles to address the consumption of cannabis-edibles by children.

The interim policies prohibit new cannabis-infused edible products and packaging from being “especially appealing to children.”2 The WSLCB states a product...

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