Food safety a new frontier for legal pot

June 20, 2014 by Kristen Wyatt

The marijuana in those pot brownies isn't the only thing that can potentially make consumers sick. Regulators are now taking a closer look at how those pot-infused edibles are actually made.

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 say there have been no reports of anyone getting a from edibles.

Still, activists, producers and officials agree that is long overdue.

Explore further: Conn. university to test pot for contaminants

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Mobile app records our erratic eating habits

September 24, 2015

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner? For too many of us, the three meals of the day go more like: office meeting pastry, mid-afternoon energy drink, and midnight pizza. In Cell Metabolism on September 24, Salk Institute scientists ...


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.