California Lawmakers Approve Legislation That Would Outlaw Sales of Marijuana Edibles That Look Like Gummy Bears

Marijuana-laced gummy candies are seen in a file photo. (Credit: San Francisco Department of Public Health via CNN)

Marijuana-laced gummy candies are seen in a file photo. (Credit: San Francisco Department of Public Health via CNN)

California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit under a measure given final legislative approval Thursday and sent to the governor for consideration.

“We are trying to protect children,” said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.

Lawmakers said marijuana edibles have been made in the past to look like gummy bears or miniature pineapples. In April, some middle school students in San Diego got sick after a classmate sold them marijuana-laced gummy bears.

The state plans to begin issuing licenses for the sale of recreational marijuana to people 21 and older in January, so lawmakers have introduced several bills aimed at preventing pot from being marketed to minors.

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