Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Have Banned Sales of Pot Edibles Resembling Gummy Candy, Saying It’s Already Illegal

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)

Just months before shops can begin selling marijuana for recreational use, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed a measure that aims to prevent marketing pot edibles to minors, saying it conflicts with a similar law previously approved by the state.

The bill by Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) would have banned the sale of marijuana edibles shaped like animals, fruit, people and other shapes that appeal to children.

The Legislature last month approved a law more generally prohibiting the marketing of marijuana to minors. That law said marijuana sold cannot be “designed to be appealing to children or easily confused with commercially sold candy or foods that do not contain cannabis.”

Brown’s veto message was short.

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