Special report: Edibles safety still concern for Colorado

A year of debate, a slew of labeling regulations and multiple educational campaigns have not been effective in answering a critical question surrounding marijuana-infused edible products: How do you stop a consumer from eating too much?

Edibles — once thought to be the simple entry for those who wanted to try the newly legalized recreational drug — have been implicated in two suicides and one murder in the past 13 months. Only one edibles-related death has been confirmed by officials, but the family of 22-year-old Oklahoma tourist Luke Goodman, who fatally shot himself while on a March ski vacation in Keystone, immediately blamed his death on the infused edibles he overindulged in that day.

“It was 100 percent the drugs,” Kim Goodman said at the time, acknowledging that her son didn’t read the government-mandated warnings on the packaging and ended up eating five times the state’s recommended dose...

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