A letter from a group of Vermont doctors wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to add the risk of psychosis to the cannabis product warning labels.
The committee will consider H548, regulations for cannabis establishments, Thursday at 9:30 am. At present, Vermont legal marijuana products do not warn of psychosis, severe mental illness, addiction per se, or intractable vomiting, but Colorado’s do.
Serious mental and physical problems are most likely to ensue with consumption of large amounts of high-concentrated products, such as will be marketed and sold in Vermont’s legal, regulated marijuana market by late this year or early next year.
“Vermonters deserve honest, science based warnings, just like Colorado,” Dr. Catherine Antley, a member of the Vermont Medical Society and frequent critic of marijuana legalization, said. “This is the cheapest most effective primary prevention tool available to Vermont to protect our kids.”
Even though the Cannabis Control Board is not recommending these warnings, lawmakers could require the safeguards.
Senate Judiciary Committee contact information can be found on the committee page on the Vermont Legislature website.