The increasing availability of cannabis to adults through legalization of recreational cannabis dispensaries (RCDs) raises concerns regarding underage access and exposure to products and marketing. The American Academy of Pediatrics “strongly recommends strict enforcement of rules and regulations that limit access, marketing, and advertising to youth.”1 Currently, all legalizing states prohibit sales to minors and require an identification (ID) check, and most ban marketing activities appealing to children.2 However, little is known about whether cannabis retailers comply. We assessed the compliance of RCDs with underage access and marketing restrictions in California.
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Shi Y, Pacula RL. Assessment of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries’ Compliance With Underage Access and Marketing Restrictions in California. JAMA Pediatr. Published online August 16, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2508
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