Three New England AG’s tell Congress to act on copycat edibles
In a letter to members of Congress twenty-three Attorneys General want to see federal legislation that would hold individuals who sell “copycat THC edibles” accountable for their actions. According to the letter unlicensed individuals are producing THC-infused edible products across the United States that mimic recognizable snack brands that children commonly eat such as Oreos, Doritos, and Cheetos. Policymakers attribute these products with a rise in cases that involve young children unknowingly consuming THC products. The letter says that even large recognizable snack companies currently lack the legal tools to hold those who make copycat THC-edibles accountable.
The letter calls this phenomenon a rapidly growing nationwide threat that is not limited to any particular state. A strengthening of the federal trademark laws is mentioned to help protect consumers from encountering these counterfeit products. Vermont Acting Attorney General Joshua Diamond, Maine Attorney General Aaron M. Frey, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong signed onto the letter.