HB1250: Edible Ban Fails, More Restrictions on Packaging

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zie dit Update on Edible Medicine Ban Vote on Tuesday (3/15)

The House Judiciary Committee voted not to ban edibles at their hearing on Tuesday, March 15. Instead, House Bill 11-1250 was amended to allow the Department of Revenue to write requirements that will make medical marijuana edible packaging child-proof.

Congratulations to the dozens of people who called and emailed their representatives! The pressure from patients and caregivers certainly had an effect on Rep. Acree deciding to drop her original idea for a ban. Rep. Acree told CTI after the hearing that she had learned a lot from patients about the importance of edible cannabis therapy, and that she decided it wouldn't be fair to the patients to outlaw edibles.

However, in a bizarre twist, Rep. Acree displayed the below example of a medical marijuana infused product label that she would like to see. The sample label includes the wording "Legal and governmentally approved statement describing that pot is bad, M-ok."

This is a clear reference to the "Drugs are Bad, Mkay" South Park comedy animation skit from Comedy Central. Read the Westword Blog: Medical marijuana hearing nods to "Drugs are Bad, M'Kay" South Park ep?


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Hopefully, this is just a joke and the warning that "Pot is Bad. M-ok" will not make it onto the final state-approved medical marijuana labels.

Rep. Acree addresses the House Judiciary Committee members with her fake infused product samples in front of her. The clear tupperware container actually contained a regular Hostess cupcake. These props are similar to the ones she used at the last hearing, where she tried to link Cap'n Crunch Cereal with medical marijuana.

Rep. Acree shows the press that it is really just a Hostess cupcake in her fake medical marijuana infused products package.

Read AP article for more information on the 3/15 hearing.

HB1250 will now be sent to Appropriations, then to a 2nd and 3rd reading in the full House. If it passes the House, it will be sent to the Senate. It can be amended at any point, so this bill will probably be in flux until the end of the legislative session.

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