Critics of the ban on pot-infused gummy bears and fruit-shaped edibles argue that singling out those shapes over others makes no sense. Pictured: Kate Douglas packages up marijuana-infused sour gummies at Wana Edibles on Oct. 6, 2015, in Boulder. (Paul Aiken, Daily Camera file)

Prepare yourselves: Pot gummy bears could be nearing extinction

Bill banning fruit-shaped and gummy edibles heads to Colorado Senate after winning initial approval in House

A ban on pot-infused gummy bears and marijuana edibles that resemble fruits has passed the Colorado House.

The bill, HB 16-1436, won initial approval in the state House on Friday and would ban any infused edibles shaped like fruit, animals or people.

Supporters call the effort an attempt to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids. Critics pointed out that the ban doesn’t mention many other shapes, such as hearts or stars. Others pointed out that it is the job of parents to keep edible pot away from kids.

The House also gave tentative approval to bills allowing “pesticide-free” labels on marijuana, and another bill adjusting possession limits on liquid marijuana.

All the measures await final, formal votes before heading to the Senate.