The department of revenue (department) rules currently require all retail marijuana and retail marijuana products to be in packaging meeting requirements similar to the federal "Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970". The bill limits this provision to edible retail marijuana products.
The bill requires the department, on or before January 1, 2016, to adopt rules requiring edible retail marijuana products to be shaped, stamped, colored, or otherwise marked with a standard symbol indicating that it contains marijuana and is not for consumption by children.
Current law prohibits a retail marijuana products licensee (manufacturer) from adding marijuana to a trademarked food product unless the trademarked food product is part of a recipe and the manufacturer does not represent that the final product contains a trademarked food product. The bill expands this prohibition to knowingly adding marijuana to food products that a reasonable consumer would confuse with a trademarked food product. It also prohibits knowingly adding marijuana to a product that is primarily marketed to children.