Editor's Note
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency for the implementation of Proposition 65, is giving the public an opportunity to provide information relevant to the assessment of the evidence of developmental toxicity for cannabis, marijuana smoke and extracts and THC. Interested parties should submit evidence by Monday, April 29 . The information received during this period will be reviewed and considered by OEHHA as it prepares the hazard identification materials on these chemicals.
OEHHA recently  announced  that it has selected cannabis (marijuana), marijuana (cannabis) smoke, cannabis extracts, and delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for review for possible listing under Proposition 65 as chemicals that cause reproductive toxicity. If the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee ( DARTIC ) determines that these chemicals cause reproductive toxicity based upon “scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles,” marijuana in its various forms will likely join a  list  of more than 900 chemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Companies that cultivate, distribute, and/or sell marijuana and products containing marijuana in California would then be required to warn consumers—and possibly employees and passersby—that exposure to these listed chemicals can cause reproductive harm.