‘Let’s Talk Cannabis’: California Unveils Weed Website as Part of Public Education Campaign

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Months before California allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use, the state has launched an education campaign about the drug, including highlighting the potential harms of cannabis for minors and pregnant women.

A screenshot of the California Department of Public Health's new website that aims to educate the public about marijuana.
A screenshot of the California Department of Public Health’s new website that aims to educate the public about marijuana.

The state is scheduled to issue licenses starting Jan. 2 for growing and selling marijuana for recreational use, expanding a program that currently allows cannabis use for medical purposes.

In response, the California Department of Public Health has created website to educate Californians about the drug and its impacts, including how to purchase and safely store cannabis.

“We are committed to providing Californians with science-based information to ensure safe and informed choices,” said State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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