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23 State Attorneys General Call On Congress To Address Marijuana Copycat Products That Resemble Common Food Brands

A bipartisan coalition of 23 state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, demanding action to prevent the sale of copycat marijuana products that resemble popular food brands.

The letter, led by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) and Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D), says that the top state prosecutors are “gravely concerned about the dangers of copycat tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles in our communities, particularly the risk they pose to our children.”

While the attorneys general don’t all agree on the best regulatory approach for cannabis overall—with some backing legalization and others still opposed—they said they “all agree on one thing: copycat THC edibles pose a grave risk to the health, safety, and welfare of our children.”

“Congress should immediately enact legislation authorizing trademark holders of well-known and trusted consumer packaged goods to hold accountable those malicious actors who are using those marks to market illicit copycat THC edibles to children,” they wrote.

The letter also references a notice released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month that warned consumers about marijuana-infused copycat food products that resemble popular brands and the risks of accidentally ingesting THC.

Virginia’s attorney general and a representative of the

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