JULIE DOOLEY OF JULIE’S BAKED GOODS LAYS OUT HER PREDICTIONS FOR EDIBLE REGULATIONS

Predicting how lawmakers, bureaucrats, and regulators will come down on most laws can be a daunting proposition. Throw cannabis into that mix and it’s anyone’s guess how things will turn out. But in Colorado, the state has tried to bring together a diverse group of policy makers, industry representatives, and concerned citizens to develop a sensible approach to edibles.

Among that group is Julie Dooley, the owner and co-creator of Julie’s Baked Goods. Besides being an entrepreneur who creates gluten-free and strain-specific edible products, Dooley is deeply involved with the House Bill 1366 working group tasked with creating recommendations for regulating cannabis edibles in Colorado.

Being so close to the process, we naturally wanted Julie to look into the crystal ball and give us her thoughts on the kinds of regulations edible makers can expect on their products.

Here’s Julie’s take:

  • Child-proof packaging is here to stay.
  • Most edible manufacturers are creating single, 10 mg servings for the recreational consumer.
  • Expect to see more individual packaging or containers with built in measuring devices.
  • Simplified language on edible packaging so consumers understand the important information without being bogged down by dense and redundant warnings

What remains to be seen is if a proposal to stamp or color all edibles gets any traction with lawmakers. Julie, like her colleagues, hopes the state can work with manufacturers to find the right balance that protects children and educates consumers without placing costly burdens on edible makers.

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