Cannabis Packaging In New York Is About To Get A Grown-Up Makeover

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board voted to approve some regulations that would limit cannabis product packaging, banning the use of cartoons and bright colors. While protecting children from cannabis is important and something that must be taken seriously, it seems like New York State is working hard to deliver a sanitized cannabis experience. The approved regulations would ban the use of cartoon characters, bubble letters, candy references, or bright colors in cannabis packaging, anything that might appeal to young users. Gothamist reports that this past Wednesday the state’s Cannabis Control Board voted to approve a variety of regulations that would limit cannabis product packaging, all with the purpose of protecting people under the age of 21. No matter whether the packaging has cartoons on it or not, studies have demonstrated that legalization doesn’t encourage cannabis use in teens.

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New York’s Cannabis Control Board voted to approve some regulations that would limit cannabis product packaging, banning the use of cartoons and bright colors.

Historically, cannabis packages have evoked a playful and colorful vibe. But now thanks to newly approved regulations in New York, the nascent industry’s regulated products will have a more subdued look.

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