Bummer: Oregon Bans Pot Snacks From Its Marijuana Dispensaries

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When Oregon's new medical pot dispensaries finally open in the coming weeks, they will anticlimactically be without all those sweets, candies, baked goods, and gum. The reason? The state, in some sort of Homer is to doughnuts as kids are to pot brownies logic, says children won't be able to help themselves to space cakes and bud-butter-infused Rice Krispies.

The health agency argues its law was worded "as broadly as we could," but we guess that's probably in the eye of the stoner: No pot-infused foods "manufactured in a form that resembles cake-like products, cookies, candy, or gum, or that otherwise may be attractive to minors because of its shape, color, or taste." A lot of medical users prefer nibbling on sweets to smoking, for the taste as well as the potency. Otherwise, as one employee of edibles-maker Oreginfused Kitchen told the AP, the experience "just stinks."

The small-batch pot-infused foodmaker's suggestion for warding off the young'uns? Make packaging unappealing. For his part, he says he may add a "Mr. Yuk" sticker the green barfy face often stuck on poison. "Children in pre-school know [the sticker] means stay away," he says.

Oregon Dismays Medical Pot Shops with Munchies Ban [AP]
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