Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op
In a bid to make cannabis edibles less appealing to children, Missouri is attempting to outlaw weed gummies in the shape of animals, fruit and … humans (?).
While medical cannabis was given the green light more than a year ago, the state still has no licensed dispensaries in place to sell the medicine. Though the hope was to get those up and running this spring, COVID-19 put the kibosh on the plan. Sales could possibly be back on track by late summer, according to Marijuana Business Daily.
Like many other jurisdictions nervous that marijuana edibles might be accidentally consumed by those underage, state legislators recently moved forward with new restrictions. Gummies cannot be produced in fun shapes, which makes sense when it comes to fruit or animals. But human shaped gummies seem like they’d be more frightening to minors than appealing.
Meanwhile, shapes including, but not limited to, circles, squares, rectangles and triangles — there is nothing fun about geometry — are good to go. The bill still requires Republican Governor Mike Parson’s sign-off.