Pot industry caught off guard by ban on some edibles

Leaders in Washington’s legal marijuana industry said they were caught off guard by new rules banning certain pot edibles. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board released its new ruling on Oct. 4 after admitting it had been approving products considered especially appealing to children.

The board’s list of such products includes gummy products and hard candies of any style, shape or size.

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“Getting the news this week is very scary,” Craft Elixirs owner Jamie Hoffman told KIRO 7. “It’s very scary for our future.”

Craft Elixirs, in Seattle, has been making marijuana-infused hard candies and gummies for four years and employs 14 people. 

It just got approval from the board for a new product two months ago.

All labels and products for marijuana edibles must be resubmitted.

Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop owner Ian Eisenberg told KIRO 7 that the new rules caught him and others

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