Opinion: Like Tobacco, Cannabis Should Include a Warning Label — Especially for Suicide Risk

Cannabis products should carry a warning and consumer protections like tobacco and alcohol. One of the warnings is that the key ingredient THC has a risk of suicide.

That’s why Senate Bill 1097, the Cannabis Right to Know Act, is a step in the right direction for consumer protection.

California has not passed any consumer protection laws on the cannabis industry since Proposition 64 legalized marijuana. In contrast, Colorado passed public health protection on marijuana concentrates.

The act “requires the Colorado School of Public Health to do a systematic review of the scientific research related to the possible physical and mental health effects of high-potency THC marijuana and concentrates.”

National Institutes of Health study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher suicide ideation, plan and attempt levels. In short, there appears to be a vital link between cannabis use and suicide in young adults.

 

Read the full opinion piece by current IASIC Vice Present Roneet Lev here: https://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2022/04/05/like-tobacco-cannabis-should-include-a-warning-label-especially-for-suicide-risk/

For more information on the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, and to join, please visit www.IASIC1.org.

Visit the IASIC Library here (https://iasic1.org/library/). The IASIC Library is intended as a user-friendly reference of the published medical literature.

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