HB1250: Edible Ban Fails, More Restrictions on
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
marijuana hearing nods to "Drugs are Bad, M'Kay" South
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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.
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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