Proposed pot packaging regs are ‘ridiculously hypocritical’: Consumer group

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Soon you’ll be able to buy recreational weed in Canada, but the packaging sure won’t be very flashy if Health Canada has its way.

The federal agency last week proposed cannabis packaging and branding restrictions that would make pot packets awfully plain looking, limiting colour, depiction and brand.

The Consumer Choice Center (CCC), an advocacy group that represents consumers in over 100 countries, says the restrictions will only limit consumer knowledge, choice, and encourage the black market.

“The restrictions are ridiculously hypocritical when we realize that we don’t have those packaging and branding limitations on alcohol,” said David Clement, the CCC’s North American Affairs Manager.

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Jane Stevenson – Toronto Sun – March 25, 2018.

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