DENVER -- In a quest to quell confusion, new rules will require Colorado dispensaries to identify their marijuana edibles.
Incidents of children and adults unknowingly consuming marijuana gummies, cookies, candy bars and other intoxicating edibles has led to hospital visits in some cases.
Beginning Saturday, every edible containing weed will be stamped with the letters THC, the main mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
The idea behind the rule is to make it easier for people to tell the difference between edibles that are laced with marijuana and those that are not.
Colorado is the first state to have such a rule in effect.
Budtenders at Denver dispensary LaConte's think it's a positive improvement to the industry.
"Responsible consumption is what we strive for, we all want this to last. We definitely don't want anyone to ruin it for the rest of us," budtender Mike Rael said.
BlueKadu edibles CEO Andrew Schrot said his company has been prepping for the change since June.
"We had to purchase over 3,000 new chocolate molds that contained the universal symbol," Schrot said.
The new packaging cost him about $80,000.
In addition to the new warning labels, restrictions have been put in place on purchasing edibles. Customers can now only buy 800 milligrams in edible products at one time.AlertMe