Missouri Looking to Ban Marijuana-Infused Candy
Missouri senators recently passed a bill that would eliminate the sale of medical marijuana-infused candy. In an attempt to ensure children don't accidentally consume medical marijuana, they are making sure all candy-like medicine does not make it to dispensary shelves.
The measure would ban almost any form of candy, such as cotton candy flavored edibles, fruit- and animal-shaped gummies, and lollipops. Pretty much anything that could appeal to children. In addition to the ban, Cannabis-infused food or its packaging would have to be stamped with the drugs' exact dosage.
The bill also includes harsh penalties for people caught with opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil, in attempts to combat the opioid crisis. Selling or trying to sell more than 10 milligrams of fentanyl or carfentanil would be punishable by 5 to 15 years in prison. Those convicted of trying to sell 20 milligrams or more of the drug could face life in prison. By possessing those substances, people would face nearly the same penalties as if they were to sell it.
Senators voted 28-1 and will send the bill to the House for consideration.