What’s the Proper Serving Size for Eating Marijuana?
(DENVER) -- Now that sale, possession and use of marijuana is legal to those 21 and over in Colorado, state regulators, lawyers and health officials are now discussing possible regulations for edible pot.
Christian Sederberg, an attorney who worked on the law that made marijuana legal in the state, says there’s a concern that people don’t know how much pot they can safely eat.
On Wednesday, Sederberg attended a meeting about the issue and said the group is trying to establish what one marijuana serving would be. “We're just trying to make sure that the consumer understands what a serving size is for marijuana in terms of how many milligrams of marijuana is an appropriate amount for me to take,” Sederberg said.
He says one idea is to set up sales in terms of serving size, similar to the idea of alcohol content. “A glass of beer, a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey...we sort of understand in the alcohol world these things are roughly equivalent and we know that that's one alcohol serving," says Sederberg. “We're trying to establish what one marijuana serving is.”
The topic of warning labels was also discussed, and Sederberg says one idea floated was to mark edible marijuana products like ski slopes.
“One of the proposals which I thought was really interesting was using symbols from ski slopes, which is green circle is beginner...blue square is intermediate, black diamond is advanced, double black diamond is expert only.”
Sederberg says it's a guide with which many Coloradans would be very familiar.
The group didn't finalize anything and will meet again next month.
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