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May 15, 2017 12:05 PM

Nevada May Create New Restrictions on Weed Edibles

Cannabis edibles are a great option for numerous weed lovers. Cannabis-infused chocolate, ice-cream, lollipops, and candies remain extremely popular among the citizens of marijuana-friendly states. However, authorities in Nevada are going to ban almost all kinds of pot-infused sugary edibles.

Tick Segerblom and Patricia Farley, the state Senators, want to make cannabis edibles less attractive to kids. Their new bill, known as Senate Bill 344, would apply numerous restrictions to weed edibles in Nevada. The bill has recently passed the Senate and was heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 344 would ban cannabis edibles shaped like balloons, cartoon characters, mascots, toys, fruit, and anything that looks like a sweet candy. Moreover, all edibles would have to be sold in non-transparent packaging. Pot-infused ice-cream would also be prohibited.

Many representatives of the cannabis industry believe that new restrictions go too far.

Wendy Stolyarov, a lobbyist for the Nevada Libertarian Party, has recently stated that such a broad ban is going to significantly restrict the business.

Rianna Durrett, executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, believes customers usually want appetizing goods and wonders why the state authorities want to limit the products’ shape when it will not be visible under the non-transparent packaging.

Types of marijuana-infused foods that would be banned by SB 344 include:

  • Gummy bears;
  • lollipops;
  • all other forms of candy;
  • ice cream (if the amendment is adopted), and
  • any edible shaped like a cartoon character, toy or fruit.

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