Advocates Want Warning Labels on Edibles

With marijuana officially legal and available to all Washington adults, there is now a growing call for the marijuana industry to do more to warn people about what’s actually in the edible pot-infused products they’re buying.

Seattle’s City Attorney Pete Holmes is calling on the State Liquor Control Board to strengthen its rules on requiring edibles to show servings per container on the packaging itself.

“As people imbibe, they don’t feel the immediate effect. Then they continue to imbibe, only to find that after they’ve ingested too much that the delayed onset effect has gotten them to a place they didn’t want to be,” Holmes said.

Holmes said the Washington Poison Center has seen a spike in children consuming edible marijuana since recreational sales began earlier this month.

Holmes also wants a ban on marijuana advertising on commercial vehicles and an increase in retail licenses to make sure people have enough to buy legally rather than turning to the illegal trade.

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