Sen. David Bullard wants Cannabis Butter to only be sold in units shaped in the form of a cannabis leaf. Never mind that the products already have extensively regulated packaging rules requiring specific labels with a long list of required information.
The new bill would change all that and have every item sold in completely clear packaging. For many cannabis medicines, the labels are much larger than the product.
Of the thousands of medical marijuana innovations, the infused food products may be the most interesting to observe. One of the most popular ways for some patients to take meds is cannabis butter. But cannabis meds are also sold in ice cream products, chocolates, and the convenient gummy squares.
It allows patients suffering epilepsy, anxiety, PTSD, cancer, osteo-arthritis, and other chronic disorders to avoid smoking their meds. More importantly, the squares allow patients to more accurately measure their meds to avoid over-medicating. the sleep aids are especially common to be sold in chocolate or gummy form. Insomnia sufferers have to carefully measure and cut the squares into doses that enhance a good night's sleep, without overmedicating.
The laws and agency rules have added huge costs to consumers, for a medicine that has been a 'godsend' to those who've successfully weaned off opioids with the help of cannabis. While the govt. or insurance routinely paid for the opioids, not one insurance company provides any benefit for the cannabis alternatives.
In the file below, Bullard's new language is underlined, as amendments to the existing language.