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Washington Dispensaries Likely To Lose Cannabis Gummies And Hard Candies

They could start disappearing as early as next year

Certain weed-infused candies could start disappearing from store shelves across Washington early next year.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board announced during a meeting Wednesday that it will “re-evaluate” all edible marijuana products in an effort to cut back on foods that may be appealing to children.

Washington state, which legalized recreational pot in 2012, has long had rules barring products that are “especially appealing to children.” Even so, the board has received public complaints that some candies being sold in stores could be enticing to kids, said spokesman Brian Smith in an email.

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When the board looked into the complaints, “they too had concerns,” Smith said. In response, the agency will now re-evaluate all edible products and could strip approval from some candies already on store shelves.

In a presentation posted online, the agency identified colorful gummy and hard candies as ripe for a regulatory crackdown.

 

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