23 State Attorneys General Call On Congress To Address Marijuana Copycat Products That Resemble Common Food Brands

23 State Attorneys General Call On Congress To Address Marijuana Copycat Products That Resemble Common Food Brands
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A bipartisan coalition of 23 state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, demanding action to prevent the sale of copycat marijuana products that resemble popular food brands. The letter, led by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D), says that the top state prosecutors are “gravely concerned about the dangers of copycat tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles in our communities, particularly the risk they pose to our children.” While the attorneys general don’t all agree on the best regulatory approach for cannabis overall—with some backing legalization and others still opposed—they said they “all agree on one thing: copycat THC edibles pose a grave risk to the health, safety, and welfare of our children.” “Congress should immediately enact legislation authorizing trademark holders of well-known and trusted consumer packaged goods to hold accountable those malicious actors who are using those marks to market illicit copycat THC edibles to children,” they wrote. The letter also references a notice released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month that warned consumers about marijuana-infused copycat food products that resemble popular brands and the risks of accidentally ingesting THC. Virginia’s attorney general and a representative of the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the issue and announce the letter to Congress. At one point, Miyares held up pairs of products—some that are legal goods, and others that he said were THC-infused copycats—to drive home the point. Via Virginia AG. “Individuals and businesses unlicensed by any state to enter the cannabis market, are making THC-infused edible products to mimic major snack brands that are popular with children—including Oreos cookies, Doritos chips, and Cheetos corn snacks,” the new letter days. “The products are widely available.” That highlights a key point, which is that…

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