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Vegas Lawmaker Proposes Banning Edibles That Resemble Candy


The Nevada senate is considering a bill that would impose severe restrictions on both the content and packaging of edible marijuana products in order to prevent them from being consumed by children. Senate Bill 344 proposes that edible marijuana products containing sugar should be regarded as illegal, unless they are baked goods such as cookies or brownies.

The bill would also ban packaging that feature child-friendly images such as “cartoon characters, mascots, action figures, balloons, fruits or toys,” and prevent edible products from being manufactured to resemble candy or other items consumed by children, such as gummy bears.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Patricia Farley (I-Las Vegas), has been working on the text with industry leaders, and considers its current form as “just the start.” Ultimately, Farley


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