Washington Passes Law Requiring Warning Labels On Edibles, Beverages

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Consumer education is critical in the safe expansion of the cannabis legal industry. Especially with edibles like candy bars and gummy snacks looking like treats that would appeal to children.

Washington State has taken action to reduce the risk of accidental consumption by children. According to The News Tribune, state legislators passed a law this month that requires all cannabis edibles and beverages sold in the state to have a label that warns: “Not For Kids.”

The label can be a stand-alone sticker or incorporated into the packaging. The label must also include the phone number of the Washington Poison Center, in case a user is worried that a child has unintentionally overdosed.

The law went into effect on Feb. 14.