Cannabis in Food

The increasing number of jurisdictions legalizing the use of marijuana, for either medical or recreational reasons, has brought with it a rise in the number of food products containing cannabis or its extracts. Many consumers want the medical or recreational benefits of marijuana consumption without engaging in smoking, which is seen as unhealthful and which may not be allowed in certain situations and locations. Food products containing marijuana and its extracts are categorized in Colorado statutes as marijuana-infused products (MIP) or “regulated marijuana products” and are placed in the same category as lotions, tinctures, and other similar products. MIP edible food products engage the food spectrum from appetizer to dessert, from sweet to salty to savory. This entry examines marijuana consumption laws in the United ...

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