Producers of edible marijuana products for sale in Washington State are reeling after the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board handed down an unexpected decision last week. The board announced it would reverse its earlier approvals of marijuana-infused hard candies and gummies on the grounds that they are “especially appealing to children.” The move would effectively ban the sale of most marijuana candies in the state.
During a regular board meeting, the LACB told cannabis companies “all production of hard candy, tarts, fruit chews, colorful chocolates, jellies and any gummy type products should cease” because they will no longer be approved for sale under new regulations that go into effect Jan. 1, 2019. Stores can sell such products through April 3, 2019 or until existing inventory is depleted.
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