Agence-France Presse, October 30, 2014
Marijuana shops have sprouted across Denver ever since Colorado legalized the drug for adults in January, but the popularity of pot-infused edibles has surprised authorities, and parents are seeking a ban ahead of Halloween.
Many here are content taking the traditional approach — lighting up a joint — to embrace the Rocky Mountain state’s marijuana legalization.
But alternative ingestion is booming, and it takes a single visit to one of Colorado’s 282 dispensaries to grasp that cannabis can also be baked, stirred or sprayed into almost any food: candies, cookies, chocolate truffles, drinks, cereal, even tomato sauce.
The Growing Kitchen, based in a former research facility near Boulder, outside Denver, features two flagship products: “rookie cookies” and “chill pill” lozenges. […]