Washington state will pause new marijuana candy rules for one month

Washington state pot regulators will pause a plan that could have taken common marijuana-infused candies off store shelves.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will now take 30 days to accept public comment and allow industry groups to propose alternative edibles rules, the board announced in a press release.

The move is a reversal from earlier this month when the Liquor and Cannabis Board announced it would “reevaluate” all marijuana edibles in the state to make sure they weren’t appealing to children. While rules banning pot products that appeal to children have long been on the books in Washington, the board said it had received complaints that some products on store shelves were too similar to common commercial candies and could attract children.

The board said it would require

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