Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana. Put simply, THC is the part of marijuana that makes you feel “high.”
When “marijuana-infused” products are prepared, the THC is extracted from the plant (typically in liquid form) and used as an additive in food and beverages. Popular products made with THC include juices, soda, candy, cookies, granola bars, cakes and other various baked goods.
The greatest concern is that the packaging for “marijuana-infused” products is indistinguishable from everyday goods. Although these products are only available in licensed shops to customers who are at least 18 years old and/or possess a medical card, once these products leave their retail environment they appear to be harmless, fun, and trendy. This has led to many cases of mistaken or unintentional use, and perpetuates underage consumption.
To the right are examples of popular products that contain THC, accompanied
by the information found on their labels.
The content and available information
vary in prominence and placement.
The following graphic should be placed on the front panel of the package. It should be no smaller than 1″ wide.