Washington Cannabis Regulators: Candy Can Stay, But it Can’t Be So Colorful.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has approved a policy limiting the colors and shapes marijuana edibles makers can use in hopes of avoiding candies that are too appealing to children.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) sent the legal-pot industry into a panic in early October, when the board announced it would review all edibles.

Although the state has long barred products that are too appealing to kids, the agency said it had received complaints about candies on store shelves that shouldn’t have been approved. In a presentation, the agency said “all production” of hard candies, tarts, fruit chews, colorful chocolates, jellies and “any gummy type products should cease.”

After an outcry, the agency announced it would pause that plan.
The board Wednesday finalized a policy that limits the colors and shapes that makers of cannabis edibles can use but stops short of banning any candies outright.

The agency will provide a list of approved colors and shapes, and labels will be limited to three accent colors from the approved color list. Cannabis candies that are too brightly colored will need to be “dulled,” according to the agency.

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