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Colorado Bill Aims to Limit Concentrates and Edibles

A display case at a dispensary in Colorado may no longer be able to showcase large quantities of concentrates and edibles.


Colorado Bill Aims to Limit Concentrates and Edibles

Two bills in the Colorado house may set new limits on concentrates and restrict edible sales in Colorado.

Colorado lawmakers were scheduled to begin work on two bills on Thursday. The concentrate bill will aim to set “equivalences” in order to keep the potency of marijuana within range of legal limits, currently residents may possess up to an ounce of marijuana but the law does not specify between an ounce of marijuana flower or marijuana concentrate.

The introductory concentrate bill authorizes the Department of Revenue to contract for a scientific study of the equivalency of marijuana flower in marijuana products as well as prohibiting retail marijuana centers from selling more than an ounce of marijuana flower or one ounce of marijuana equivalent products to a Colorado resident—or a quarter ounce to non-Colorado residents.

Democratic Rep. John Singer, who co-sponsored the bill, has estimated what he feels may be equivalent, as reported by The Denver Post earlier this week:

“An ounce of concentrate is a significant amount — it’s probably close to about 10 times the amount that you would have in an ounce of the flowers…an ounce of concentrate would last most medical marijuana patients probably pretty close to a year.”

Mike Elliott, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, a union “founded to protect and promote the marijuana framework inside Colorado,” according to the group’s site, noted his concerns about equivalency standards in The Post.

“It’s kind of like asking a question that doesn’t have an answer,” he said

The edible bill, which was introduced on the same day has proposed a further restriction on edible sales, primarily “prohibiting the addition of marijuana to food products that a reasonable consumer would confuse with a trademarked food product.”

It also prohibits “knowingly adding marijuana to a product that is primarily marketed to children.”

Current laws prohibit selling a marijuana infused product that is part of a current trademarked food product, such as a Milky Way candy bar as well as require all marijuana infused edibles to be sold in opaque child-proof packaging.

Are you a medical marijuana patient? How long would it take you to consume an ounce of concentrate? Tell us in the comments below!



  1. Jimmy Jack Joe Bob

    May 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Goddammit…You can’t legislate stupid, Colorado. If parents are unwilling/unable to put their edibles up like responsible people, treat it just as you would with alcohol/other drugs that appear in the ER: Get CDHHS/CPS in there and take the kids out… I love my state, but think the legislators ought to use more of the crop they legalized. I hate that they legalized it to the tune of 45M in tax rev in March, and by April/May, they’re seeking a way to regulate it into a stranglehold, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, dummies!

  2. weed king

    April 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    2-3 minutes, tops. I’d just extract all the thc and cbd and iv the shit in one go but then again, i’m the weed king…

    • hemp knight

      June 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm


  3. Joshy

    April 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    as a person that has chronic back pain since a high school football injury, and the fact i live in a state that has some of the worst canna-laws out there, i have to toke in complete privacy. im not able to get such things like edibles or concentrates (unless i do them myself) i can easily smoke 2-3 oz’s a week of bud for the pain. i guess my question is, having access to such powerful concentrates for the better? cause i hear a G of dab runs you 40-60 bucks.

  4. reuben

    April 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I use about 2 grams of concentrate a week. So 14 weeks.

  5. Scott Cann

    April 25, 2014 at 6:22 am

    At 2 grams a week that’s 14 weeks. That depends on the pain level after 4 neck surgeries last year. I’m 67 days clean of the opiate pain meds and use cannabis only for pain. I’m 59 year old.

    • Joshy

      April 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Chive on brother

  6. mike centanni

    April 25, 2014 at 4:34 am

    1 ounce in 1 week, down it before

  7. kevin

    April 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

    nice weeds

  8. kevin

    April 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

    nice one

  9. Chris

    April 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I go through 4 grams of concentrate a month. One a week. I actually go through closer to two ounces a year….

  10. liz

    April 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    An oz of concentrates would only last me and most users two to three months. Why? Because of tolerance. Concentrates raise your tolerance the moment you use them, and only raise it from there. So, like flower, it largely depends on the person and their necessary habits.

  11. Sean

    April 24, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    About 28 days

    • Sean

      April 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      About 28 days

  12. Brandon Johnson

    April 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I’ve have been a medical marijuana patient since I was 18 I’m now 25 and I have smoked my fair share of medicinal marijuana and eaten plenty of edibles. I think it’s a little rediculous that these people want to set sooo many restrictions on concentrates. FYI to any and all government officials, for us medical users concentrates help a lot more than flowers do for those who can smoke it. It’s a much stronger high which helps me deal with my back pain and helps me sleep great. And cost wise most hibitual smokers who don’t have thousands of dollars to drop on anything the want would most likely turn to concentrates or edibles. Stronger high that only requires a hit or two a day to keep the pain away or even ingesting a single edibles has a better effect and is less expensive than the actual flower itself. Per say most people buy an 8th which costs typically 50 bucks but can be as high as 70. Most people dont have that much money to drop everytime they need medicine. Concentrates solve that problem, pay 40 dollars for a gram of some concentrate and last yourself, the medical user, about a week or pay 45-70 dollars every couple days just to keep the pain away. I’m all for concentrates and edibles and feel that in no way shape or form should the government let us not have our medicine or how much of it we want.

  13. josh hess

    April 24, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Between 2 & 3 months

  14. brandon hirsch

    April 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    A month tops… People need to not let othersive there lives

  15. dudeil

    April 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    It would take me about a week.

  16. Spin

    April 24, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I could consume an oz every 2-3 weeks .

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