An employee restocks edibles at Denver Kush Club in Denver on Jan. 1, the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Summit County campaign creating sticker for marijuana edibles

Those who lived through the 1970s might remember a green sticker known as Mr. Yuk.

Created by The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the sticker’s simple face had squinty eyes and a tongue sticking out. Parents placed the sticker on toxic household chemicals they didn’t want children to touch, and if someone did ingest a harmful chemical, the sticker also gave the national poison control phone number.

Now Summit County leaders want to partner with local dispensaries to add a similar symbol on the packaging of marijuana edibles.

Laurie Blackwell said the thought of a child finding an adult’s THC treats and eating more than is recommended for several adults keeps her up at night.

“I’m not sleeping. I am terrified,” said Blackwell, who runs the county’s Healthy Futures Initiative.


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