Michigan Legislature supports warning labels on marijuana

Posted at 5:49 AM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 05:58:13-05

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana sold in shops would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and infants under legislation sent to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The House approved the bills 105-4 on Tuesday, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved them last week. One bill needed three-fourths support in both chambers because it would amend the 2018 ballot initiative that legalized marijuana for recreational use.

The legislation also would require that an informational pamphlet be made available at every point of sale. It would include safety information related to use by minors and include the poison control hotline number.