Many experts and cannabis users alike agree that package warnings stating the health risks are needed, as legalization of cannabis for medical or leisure use is increasing in the U.S.
The warnings suggested by cannabis users are not necessarily the same as those of medical experts though, as shown in a new study published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research website.
In the article "Cannabis Users' Recommended Warnings for Packages of Legally Sold Cannabis: An Australia-Centered Study," authors John Malouff, Caitlin Johnson, University of New England, and Sally Rooke, University of Sydney.
"One of the many challenges created by legalization is how to package cannabis products," says Editor-in-Chief Daniele Piomelli, PhD, University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine. "This is no small problem: think how different a box of gummy bears and a bottle of medications look, and how this difference can influence use. We hope that this contribution will be the first of several examining this issue from different perspectives."