DENVER (AP) - Eating too much pot can have potentially deadly consequences and it's an issue the pot industry is worried about in Colorado. Now, the industry is joining health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.
Edibles are booming in the state's new recreational market. A task force Wednesday plans to start work on refining the state's rules on those edibles, including the potency and serving side of them.
Some choose edible pot because of health concerns about smoking the drug. Others are visitors who can't find a hotel that allows toking. Whether through inexperience or confusion, many are eating too much pot too quickly.
An exchange student from Wyoming jumped to his death in March after police say he ate more than the recommended amount of a pot cookie. Police are also investigating whether pot-infused candy led a husband with no history of violence to kill his wife this month.