Lawmakers Want More Warnings On Edible Marijuana Packaging
Legislators say Vermont’s medical marijuana law has by and large been a success. But they’re applying new scrutiny to a form of cannabis that is generating public health concerns in places where marijuana is available legally.
Why? Because smoking isn’t for everyone.
“Some people don’t necessarily want to smoke dried flower, and they don’t want to vaporize it either,” says Shayne Lynn, executive director of two of Vermont’s four medical marijuana dispensaries. “And they might have issues with their lungs; they might have issues with their throat; their doctor might not believe in a medicine being smoked.”
For patients averse to inhaling their doses of treatment, Lynn has plenty of alternatives.
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