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Colorado Governor Advises Calif. Lawmakers On Marijuana Regulations

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning California lawmakers not to overlook edible marijuana products as they figure out how to regulate recreational cannabis.

Hickenlooper testified before a before a state Senate committee Tuesday.

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

The Governor says his state didn’t pay much attention to edible marijuana products at first.

“People would have a brownie for sale and it would have eight doses of THC in the brownie," says Hickenlooper. "But it didn’t say so, or it didn’t say so clearly on the label.” 

Colorado now requires edibles to have a universal “THC” label on the packaging and must have marked increments of 10 milligrams, which is considered to be one dose.

California must start issuing state licenses for marijuana businesses by January 1st under Proposition 64, which voters approved last fall.


Sally Schilling

Reporter/Podcast Producer

Sally Schilling is a Davis native and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has reported on redwood poachers robbing national forests in Humboldt County and the dangers of melting tropical glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.  Read Full Bio 

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