Cannabis-Infused Edible Products in Colorado: Food Safety and Public Health Implications.

Am J Public Health. 2020 Apr 16;:e1-e6

Authors: White AE, Van Tubbergen C, Raymes B, Contreras AE, Scallan Walter EJ

Cannabis-infused « edibles » are a popular means of cannabis use, and the variety of edible food products available to consumers continues to grow. Although there has been much discussion on dose standardization, childproof packaging, and the prevention of overconsumption, the important topic of food safety has received less attention.We discuss potential food safety hazards associated with cannabis-infused edible food products, drawing on examples from Colorado, and describe edible-associated foodborne illness outbreaks and other contamination events.It is important for public health agencies, particularly environmental health and enteric disease programs, to be familiar with the cannabis industry, including regulatory partners, signs and symptoms of cannabis ingestion, the scope of edible products sold and consumed, and the food safety risks unique to cannabis products. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print April 16, 2020: e1-e6. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2020.305601).

PMID: 32298168 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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