Ban On Select Edibles Alarms Washington State Cannabis Retailers

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board took many marijuana businesses aback on October 3 when it announced that cannabis-infused products that may appeal to children—gummy candies, lollipops and/or brightly colored products—will be prohibited from sale.

Manufacturers and retailers alike expressed concern that they were not given adequate warning about what the board is calling a “re-evaluation” of such products; though edibles make up a relatively small portion of marijuana products sold in Washington state (9%), they are a significant revenue stream for many independent companies.

The Board will hold a webinar on October 16 to address concerns about the impending re-evaluation, and companies whose products fall under the ban will have a chance to

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