Missouri marijuana edibles banned by Senate citing child safety.

MO — Marijuana edibles will not be making on top the store at local dispensaries as the begin to open in the summertime. On Monday, senators passed a wide-ranging bill that bans THC infused candy to prevent them from attracting children, that mistake them for candy. The vote was 28-1 in favor to send the bill to the state House for consideration. THC infused edibles have been patient favorites, especially among seniors, who prefer methods of ingestion that do not involve smoking or vaping.

Marijuana gummies, candy, lollipops, along with other THC infused items that may appeal to children are included in the bill. Missouri edibles that are produced in acceptable forms will have to be stamped with the drugs’ dosage visible on their packaging. Medical cannabis products will be available to qualified patients with a state issued medical card.

The bill also goes after people caught buying or selling the lethal opioids fentanyl and carfentanil by imposing stiff penalties. Selling or trying to sell more than 10 milligrams of fentanyl or carfentanil would be punishable by five to 15 years in prison. For offenders convicted of trying to sell 20 milligrams or more would face between 10 years and life behind bars. Possession or trying to buy more than 10 milligrams of fentanyl would mean up to seven years in prison or five to 15 years behind bars for 20 milligrams or more. Fentanyl and carfentanil are commonly known as date-rape drugs.


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