A selection of marijuana edibles available in Colorado. (Ed Andrieski, Associated Press file)

Final meeting Nov. 17 for changes to rules on Colorado marijuana edibles

GOLDEN, Colo. — Colorado authorities searching for a new look for edible pot are meeting for a final time Monday to try to find a way to make edibles look distinct from other foods even when out of the package.

The Health Department plans to suggest a new state commission to give “pre-market approval” before food or drinks containing pot can be sold.

The new plan: Learn more about the Colorado health dept.’s new proposal for edibles that would require “pre-market approval” by commission for all products

The recommendation comes a month after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment suggested banning the sale of most kinds of edible pot. That suggestion was later dropped.

Edible pot is a booming part of Colorado’s new recreational pot industry. But some fear the products look too similar to regular foods.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division is required to submit a recommendation to lawmakers, who make the final decision.


Get educated about edibles: Eight tips for getting the right dose

The Maureen Dowd edibles saga: Remember when the New York Times columnist wrote about her bad trip on edibles during a Denver visit, and it set off an Internet firestorm? Get caught up

This story was first published on DenverPost.com