Food safety a new frontier for legal pot
The thriving edible marijuana industry in Colorado is preparing for new testing requirements to make sure the products are safe to eat and drink. The testing becomes mandatory in October.
Consuming too much of a pot-infused product has been connected to at least one death and a handful of hospital visits since retail recreational sales kicked off in January.
But health officials say there have been no reports of anyone getting a food-borne illness from edibles.
Still, activists, producers and officials agree that safety testing is long overdue.
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