Marketing, Canada: Branding Needed for Cannabis Products, Licensed Producers Say

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Medical marijuana producers oppose federal task force’s calls for plain packaging and bans on advertising.

Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes.

So, the long-time non-smokers’ rights activist says he doesn’t have much faith in the government’s ability to regulate and restrict the marketing of marijuana.

“They identified tobacco products as a cause of disease back in the 1950s,” said Mahood, president of the Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud. “They’ve never been able to bring this epidemic
close to a conclusion.

“What would give you faith that health departments are going to effectively regulate any health problems related to these other drugs?”

Source: 420Intel – Politics

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