To avoid kids who can be tempted by the colorful edibles, Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) just give the OK for edibles to be sold but with one of many conditions is to change the colors and shape of the candies.
As for now, no specification has been given on what are the specific colors or shape the edibles may have. This maneuver is to get to certain infused candies. The Board will come up with a guideline to follow to prevent children to be enticing by those.
The State tolerated for a long time the products that They think it's too appealing to children. Apparently, a lot of Washington citizens complain about the candies sold in stores today. In a public statement, the agency (WSLCB) said, ''all production of hard candies, tarts, fruit chews, colorful chocolates, jellies and any gummy type products should cease.''
The plan is so direct people complain and the Board had to put a pause to the project. Last Wednesday, They came out with a policy that limit certain colors and shapes. The agency representatives the new guideline are meant to keep colorful look a like candies to be sold just like regular colorful kids candy. WSLCB will provide a list of colors & shapes approved by the agency. The number of colors are limited by to three and cannabis candies too bright should be ''DULLED'', according the agency.
The WSLCB are planning to deliver this online plan for January 2019 said Nicola Reid. By 2020, Edibles makers got to resubmit their plan of actions.
Certain cannabusinesses are affected by these new plan like Craft Elixirs run by Jamie Hoffman says the new policy is ''devastating.''
Her business is made of 84% of fruit-flavored edibles let say she was in panic mode when the Board came out with their plan. But over the next year she'll be planning on changing her packaging and recipe. Her edibles are mad of real fruit and that's are the major factor for them to be so bright in colors.
''At the end of the day we're still in business, If I have to figure out a way to do it, I'll figure out a way to do it.'' She said.