A marijuana plant is seen at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls, Ontario, March 19, 2014.
IN PHOTO: A marijuana plant is seen at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls, Ontario, March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Blair Gable

According to a draft list of new rules released by the Colorado state marijuana regulators, the state might soon ban the word “candy” from edible marijuana products available within its boundaries. In addition, the state marijuana regulators have proposed to label such products with a red “stop” sign, signifying that it might be harmful to one's health.

The state regulators have proposed to remove the word “candy” from even sweetened products, such as gummy chews or suckers. The draft list of regulations further specifies that the octagon stop-sign shape stating “THC” will have to be there on each individual item and not just on the label.

THC is a psychoactive ingredient present in marijuana and other marijuana-based edible products. The state has proposed that the liquid marijuana edible products shall be limited to single-serve packaging, that is, containing only 10 milligrams of THC.

Diane Carlson of the Smart Colorado group says that it is time to make Colorado residents aware of the products that contain marijuana. The Smart Group is the one that has pushed the issue for concerned parties to look into the edible pot products.

One of the proposed rules bans manufacturers from buying pre-made edible marijuana items and just spraying it with cannabis oil before final packaging. However, the rule does not apply if the pre-made edible item is modified to an extent that it cannot be compared to the original version.

The Colorado state has already banned manufacturers from using cartoon characters on the packaging of the edible marijuana-based products. However, the number of incident of people accidentally consuming pot have still not reduced. For instance, a man unknowingly consumed a marijuana-laden chocolate at the 2014 Denver County Fair and got hospitalized due to its toxicity.

Earlier, the state regulators declined the proposal to label the edible pot items with a weed-like symbol. The decision was made after a group of parents raised the concern that the symbol might actually attract the children and not dissuade them from buying or consuming the product.

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