The adorable marijuana edibles that you eat and love, are about to take a new shape. Beginning on October 1, Colorado edibles will aim to be less appealing to children.

Marijuana edibles come in all shapes and sizes, such as gummy bears and lollipops, berries and watermelon and other various fruit shapes. Not for much longer. October 1 brings a completely different shape for edibles. Colorado marijuana edibles can no longer be in the shape of an animal, fruit or human. This is to make edibles less appealing to children and clearly depict their potency.

Accidental ingestion is an increasing problem in Colorado. Numerous packaging changes have been made, such as the addition of a "THC" label to all edibles in Colorado in 2016. Another change beginning on October 1 is a labeling requirement for all medical and retail marijuana products. According to Westworld, the labels must:

  • Potency must be in bold and at least two points larger than surrounding text
    • Must as be at least ten points
  • The label must also have an outline
    • Circle, square or highlighted with a bright color

Perhaps more edibles will now resemble the above. I'm sure the industry will still come up with some creative edibles.

Sources: KRDO and Westworld