Colorado’s approach for a warning label on cannabis-infused foods — the letters “THC” wrapped in a diamond — missed the mark, say two members of the edibles industry.
Dan Anglin, chief executive officer of edibles manufacturer Americanna, and Leah D’Ambrosio, chief operating officer of the Oregon-based edible labeling company Baked Smart, join The Cannabist Show to discuss the warning label issue with Cannabist editor-in-chief Ricardo Baca.
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“I really wanted it to be a universally accepted understanding that it’s cannabis,” says Anglin, who was heavily involved in the rule-making process as chairman of the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. “And a green cross is universally accepted in any country in the world that has access to cannabis.”
The THC warning diamond, which was selected instead of options such as a skull and crossbones as well as a stop sign-shaped THC symbol, might not be clear to others and may require an education campaign, says D’Ambrosio.
“(The diamond) doesn’t mean anything,” she says. “All it says is ‘THC.’ What does that mean to a child? What does that mean to a child who can’t read? At least a green cross they could associate something to that.”