The Seattle and statewide marijuana retail and edible industries are pushing back on an out of the blue move by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board that could bring the end of candy-like pot edibles in the state in 2019 because, officials say, the colorful sweets are too appealing to children.
The Stranger reports that the Washington CannaBusiness Association, the Cannabis Alliance, and the Cannabis Organization of Retail Establishments have come out against the planned change in policy that would end the legal production of “hard candy (of any style, shape or size), tarts, fruit chews, colorful chocolates, jellies and any gummy type products.”
Hopefully ocean blues and jellyfish purples don’t appeal too much to children.
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Opened this summer as the first I-502 retail pot shop on E Olive Way and the third shop on Capitol Hill, The Reef now has a colorful new paint job by mural artist Weirdo.
As for the candy edibles, they’re still available at Washington retailers. At The Reef, you’ll find them — for now — amid a jellyfish’s tentacles.
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New interview for @thereef.stores shot by @foryoungmoderns. This was a great follow up after the completion of the hybrid-jelly exterior mural. #weirdocult #postinternet #artinprogress #hyperrealism #spraypaint #murals #muralart #artlife #artist #interview #documentary #film #shortfilm #seattleartist #pne #pnwart #seattlemurals #thereefstores
UPDATE 10/15/2018: There’s more! Behold… Jacques Cousteau. Meanwhile, the liquor and cannabis board has put its edibles decision on hold.
— Weirdocult (@weirdocult) October 15, 2018