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California May Require New Warning Labels on Cannabis

The labels would need to be bright yellow.

Similar to alcohol and tobacco, cannabis products may soon be required to include new labels warning consumers of health risks.

According to KCRA, proposed California legislation, called the Cannabis Right to Know Act, is pushing for the warnings.

The proposed warnings would focus on driving risks and adolescent use along with possible mental health risks like schizophrenia.

One proposed warning says don’t use cannabis if pregnant or breastfeeding, pointing out the potential for low birth weight.

Others warn against buying illegally sold cannabis as it could contain unsafe additives or harmful contaminants.

The legislation would require the warnings to cover at least one-third of the front or principal face of cannabis packaging.

The labels would need to be bright yellow, use a large type size, and include a picture or other graphic element.

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