A Senate committee today approved legislation aimed at discouraging the sale of medical marijuana in a way to appeal to children.
The Public Health Committee approved one of two bills proposed by marijuana
The bill was amended this morning to tailor it more narrowly to discourage marketing of edible products that might appeal to children, such as by resembling popular candy. Thus, dispensaries can still sell edibles, but tweaks in rules will require legislative changes, a cumbersome process the industry doesn’t favor. It’s still better than her original bill, that banned
She pulled down SB 441 to limit advertising of medical marijuana after questions noted some conflicts in language between the bill and the amendment approved by voters. The bill, as written, bans advertising. But it is apparently to be amended to reflect Marijuana Commission rules that restrict advertising in ways that could appeal to children. This is more acceptable than the original form, which was an outright ban.
NOTE: This article has been revised to reflect the amendment to Bledsoe’s legislation.
UPDATE: The committee reconvened in