Colorado may ban pot foods

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended that retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures.

The recommendation was obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a third and possibly final workgroup meeting Monday on identifiable markers or colors for edible marijuana products so they won’t be confused with regular foods.

The health department’s recommendation would effectively take most forms of edible marijuana off store shelves. The ultimate decision will be made by the Department of Revenue, which oversees retail marijuana sales.

Lawmakers have ordered state pot regulators to require pot-infused food and drink to have a distinct look when it’s out of its packaging.

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