Readers provide hilarious ‘Surgeon General Warning’ labels for federally legal weed

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Although the cannabis industry doesn’t seem to agree on when or if federal marijuana legalization will happen soon, the Democratic-controlled Congress plans to push a liberal pot policy later this year. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he wants to pass a comprehensive cannabis reform bill that allows small businesses to flourish nationwide while also preventing the deep-pocket scourge of Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol from swooping in and taking over. Senate Democrats Need To Destroy Mitch McConnell For Marijuana Reform For these moms, cannabis helps pay the bills Seth Rogen says he smokes cannabis ‘all day every day’ during U.K. breakfast television interview One way or another, though, the legalization of marijuana at the federal level will change things for an industry that presently operates only under the rules and regulations set out by their respective states. It means we could see a time in coming years when cannabis is under the thumb of our good ol’ Uncle Sam, forced to obey stricter guidelines, the same as other legal substances. There is little doubt this will bring the advent of federal warning labels on cannabis products. You know the ones: SURGEON GENERAL WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy. GOVERNMENT WARNING: According to the Surgeon General, consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems. These warning labels are the federal government’s feeble attempt to caution consumers on the potential hazards of using these products. Some studies show that warning labels do dissuade use to some degree, yet hundreds of thousands of people across the nation still fall ill or dead from alcohol and tobacco every year. Although advocates swear that weed is safer than those products, cannabis won’t be an exception. Federal health agencies…

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