The latest proposal for a symbol to identify Colorado marijuana edibles, from the proposed rules released Aug. 26, 2015. (Colorado Department of Revenue Enforcement Division)

Update: Symbol for Colorado edibles gets a tweak, stop sign nixed

Colorado has backed off a plan to require edible marijuana products to come with a stop-sign stamp.

State marijuana regulators released an updated proposal this week detailing the state’s upcoming requirement that pot-infused cookies, brownies and other foods have a distinct look when outside the packaging.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division originally proposed a red octagon marking with the letters THC inside. The updated proposal makes the octagon a square, still with the letters THC inside to indicate the drug’s psychoactive ingredient. The stamp on the actual product does not have to be red.

Manufacturers complained that a stop-sign shape implied that the products are dangerous and shouldn’t be consumed.

The revised proposal goes for a public hearing next week, which will be Aug. 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Old Supreme Court Chambers at the state Capitol. The rule takes effect in 2016.


Online: Proposed rules for recreational marijuana