Bill Passes Missouri Senate to ban Medical Marijuana-Infused Candies

(Jefferson City) A bill passed in the Missouri Senate would ban marijuana-infused candy for medical use, an attempt to ensure children don’t accidentally eat the marijuana.

The measure would ban candy such as lollipops, cotton candy and fruit and animal-shaped edibles that could appeal to children.

Marijuana-infused food or its packaging would have to be stamped with the drugs’ dosage.

The bill also includes stiffer penalties for people caught with the lethal opioid fentanyl.

The Senate vote was 28 to 1 and goes to the House for it’s consideration.