Thursday, December 20, 2018

"Health warnings" required by Washington State for marijuana products

WAC 314-55-105 Packaging and labeling requirements
Can you try to read them on the ad below? I could hardly read them with a magnifying glass. OK, my eyes are not what they used to be. See for yourself. 

In case you could not decipher the text. Here it is:
All marijuana and marijuana products when sold at retail must include accompanying material that is attached to the package or is given separately to the consumer containing the following warnings:
(a) "Warning: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health";
(b) "There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product";
(c) "Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breast feeding";
(d) "For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children";
(e) "Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug";
(f) Statement that discloses all pesticides applied to the marijuana plants and growing medium during production and processing.

What does it have to do with tobacco harm reduction? I just find there is a huge discrepancy and double standard between all the focus on e-cigs and vaping as a terrible epidemic and the apparent lack of concern for marijuana's use health risks.

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