Food Safety Regulation of Marijuana-Infused Foods and Extractions
Public health issues exist on many levels in the legal medical and recreational marijuana industry. Beginning in 2010, the Denver Department of Environmental Health was the first jurisdiction to regulate marijuana-infused foods under its existing food safety program. Presenters will share the lessons learned including understanding the foodborne illness risks, programmatic and enforcement challenges, and communication needs of regulating this rapidly evolving industry. Come away informed on this emerging issue and with a new understanding of regulatory authority.
Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC