Top CDC Official Suggests Legal Marijuana Regulations Can Mitigate Vaping Injuries

Top CDC Official Suggests Legal Marijuana Regulations Can Mitigate Vaping Injuries

A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested on Friday that regulating and labeling marijuana products such as THC vape cartridges would help to protect consumers, though she stopped short of explicitly calling for a legalization policy that would allow federal agencies to follow through with those moves. CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat appeared on a C-SPAN program and took questions from callers for a segment focusing on the rise of vaping-related injuries. One caller expressed frustration that there are vaping products on the market that entirely lack labels. “I do think that labeling and information can help people know what they’re getting and then the systems that are there to enforce that the product is what it says it is can also help the consumer,” Schuchat said in response to the caller, seemingly endorsing some kind of regulatory scheme for cannabis. “As the [Food and Drug Administration] has taken on regulatory authority for tobacco and has now got plans around the e-cigarette regulatory authority, the ingredient information will need to be provided,” she said. “The THC right now—pretty much the marijuana market, cannabis products—are at this point regulated at the state level, and…

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