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Missouri Legislature Passes Bill Banning Certain Forms Of Marijuana Edibles

The lawmakers’ fear is that certain forms of edibles might be attractive to children

Missouri hasn’t yet thrown open its medical marijuana market, but it’s already placing limits on the trade. On Thursday its House of Representatives passed a bill barring the sale of certain edible marijuana products, among other restrictions. It now goes to Governor Mike Parson to be signed into law, a process that is usually a formality.

The lawmakers’ fear is that certain forms of edibles might be attractive to children, so the law bars any such product molded into “the shape of a human, animal, or fruit, including realistic, artistic, caricature, or cartoon renderings.”

This legislation is at times extremely specific, such as when stipulating what is allowed. “[G]eometric shapes, including, but not limited to, circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles, shall be permitted,” it reads.

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