In Colorado we are often looked to as the leaders of the marijuana legalization in terms of legal development and implementation. When Colorado voters narrowly passed Amendment 64 Colorado legislators knew that a different approach must be taken with recreational marijuana that had not been required with medical marijuana before. But what is the differnce? Why should there be such a seperation of laws and regulations between the two different industries, when they are essentially governing the same exact plant?
We have heard of the unfortunate deaths in the past year that have been attributed to marijuana edible ingestion. Why have we not heard of this before? Have marijuana consumers not ate edibles for 1000s of years without these extreme incidents occuring? Yes marijuana has been ingested for thousands of years, but not in the doses that we are seeing in current products. A 1970's pot brownie contained an average of 8 - 15mg of available THC. The most popular edible in today's marijuana edible market contains 60mg of THC at the size of a tootsie roll. You can make a mistake much easier with marijuana over ingestion now than you could have ever before.
The medical marijuana market in Colorado is not required to follow the strict dosing and packaging requirments that the recreational market is. The best explanation for this is that medical marijuana users have debilitating issues that require higher dosages of stronger marijuana. These patients are normally more familiar with the effects and proper usage of the marijuana as they have used it medicinally for their issues for quite some time. The needs of these patients are evaluated yearly by their doctor and then recommended the appropriate amount that that patient should be able to possess and use. So normally the extreme potency of the marijuana and edibles available to the medical market is necessary to provide the patients of Colorado the relief they deserve.
However Colorado's marijuana laws allow for recreational consumption by any adult over the age of 21. The recreational market serves users who do not need relief from their ailments but instead use marijuana for the purpose of enjoyment. These consumers often do not reguarly consume marijuana especially not the highest strength marijuana available, which is commonly found in Colorado. The restrictions of edibles dosages and packaging are in place to educate consumers on the possible effects of marijuana edibles and create responsible consumption habits.
We fully support edible conumption education and responsible consumption habits. We also support the freedom of the medical marijuana markets to continue creating higher potency edibles and innovating the modes of ingestions to the most effective forms. All to help the medical marijuana patients recieve the most effective medicine at the lowest possible prices.
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