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California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law

November 22, 2019 Media Coverage
Bloomberg Environment

Sarah Bell was quoted in the article "California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law," looking at whether both pot smoke and the active ingredient in cannabis should be classified as reproductive toxics under California's Proposition 65.

In the article, Ms. Bell said if marijuana smoke is listed as both a carcinogen and reproductive toxin, cannabis companies that have already complied with Prop. 65 would have to revisit their warning and compliance practices.

Read the full article, here.

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