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City sets regulations for cannabis-laced goodies
- Cannabis products may not be prepared alongside non-cannabis food items.
- Dispensaries are not allowed to sell cannabis goods that require refrigeration or hot-holding — unless they apply for a special exemption.
- Distributors must individually wrap cannabis edibles with dated labels warning that they contains cannabis, that they are medication, and to keep them away from children. The packaging itself also cannot imitate candy or make the product attractive to children.
- Dispensaries can only sell edibles that a staff member has prepared. Patients and caregivers who sell their edibles at multiple dispensaries must be state-certified food handlers.
- Preparers of cannabis edibles must wear gloves and cannot
- prepare products while infected with communicable diseases.
“I agree with the health department’s determination that they shouldn’t be in transparent packaging,” Goldman said, adding that the city should require cannabis products to have labels showing the amount of THC, the psychoactive chemical marijuana.
Such regulation of pot snacks might have kept one San Francisco resident from disrupting a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. According to the New York Daily News, Kinman Chan screamed and ran to the plane’s bathroom and had to be subdued by flight staff.
Chan later showed authorities his medical cannabis card and said he consumed a couple of cookies. The plane was diverted back to Philadelphia. The paper said Chan was fined $250,000 for disrupting the flight.
The Department of Public Health published the regulations in early July.
About the Author
Like most of the reporters my age, I came to reporting via "All the President's Men." I've alway been naturally curious.
Lately, I have been focusing my reporting time on the area of medical cannabis and human trafficking.
Katy is an executive editor for the student newspaper at Williams College, where she is a double English and History major.