Washington State gets cannabis candy and gummies back, but with new regulations

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A few months ago it appeared the state of Washington was getting ready to ban a large number of marijuana candies and edibles, but a new decision will protect those products with new regulations, writes Joseph Misulonas.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board finalized a new set of policiessurrounding cannabis candies and gummies. The new regulations will ban brightly colored candies and gummies, and created a new range of colors that cannabis companies will be allowed to use to for their edibles products. There will also be a limit on what shapes the candies and gummies can be, presumably to avoid any fun shapes that could possibly attract them to children.

In October the state announced a ban on all cannabis candies and edibles, a decision that was criticized by many. While candies and gummies made up only nine percent of the state's cannabis sales, there were some businesses that were built entirely around these products that would most likely be forced to go out of business. And in general, cannabis companies opposed increasing restrictions on their products.

The Cannabis Board said that the full list of requirements will be available in January, and will take around 10 months to implement. So cannabis companies in Washington will have around nine months to sell off any of their products that do not comply with the new regulations.

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