"This should appear to be a legitimate form of medication, not a soda pop that children could easily confuse as a real soda pop," said Bob Cooke with the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.
"Pills are just as easy to get their hands on and should be kept in a safe place and that is the responsibility of the parent," said Dave Hodges, manager of the San Jose Cannabis Buyers Collective.
Collectives in California already sell a line of medical marijuana drinks that contain about 2.5 grams of dry cannabis per 12 ounces. They cost $10 per bottle.
The new soft drink has about a third of that potency. The maker is hoping to launch the drinks in Colorado in February with the possibility of future sales in California.