New Colorado Edibles Regulations Cause Price Slash In Some Retail Pot Shops

New packing and dosage regulations for marijuana edibles are coming into effect February 1, and popular edibles manufacturer Dixie Elixirs is scrambling to unload some soon-to-be non-compliant merchandise, reports the Cannabist. One Dixie product in particular — the high-dosage, 100-milligram, multi-serving Colorado Bar — will no longer be available after the new rules take effect.

“We are doing 40 percent off all recreational edibles at all of our recreational stores until Feb. 1 so we can offload all the product,” said Brian Keegan. Keegan is the director of retail operations for LivWell, one of two retailers that have partnered with Dixie to see all the products sold.

The other retailer, Euflora, reports that their wholesale price from Dixie was recently reduced by 50 percent with the understanding that these deals on edible products will be mirrored for consumers. The price reductions are temporary, but significant: “I’d rather run out and have shelves empty than have a bunch of product on the shelves that needs to be destroyed,” said Euflora owner Jamie Perino.

Not all Colorado edibles manufacturers are in a rush to offload non-compliant products, however. The Growing Kitchen, for example, was already focusing on low-dose edibles and thus only had to change their policy to provide adequate child-proof packaging. “We’re very excited for the change. We think it’s good for the industry and for safety reasons and corporate responsibility,” said Susan Armitage, an executive assistant at The Growing Kitchen.


Photo Credit: Everjean

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