New national poll shows most consumers confused about safety and quality standards for cannabis products

New National Study Reveals Consumer Confusion around US standards for the safety and quality of cannabis productsshowing that there is a widely held and inaccurate assumption that cannabis products enjoy the same basic protections that exist for food, pharmaceutical and personal care products in the United States.

The national survey was conducted online by The Harris Poll behalf SICPAone of the leading providers of regulatory compliance solutions, and the Unified Cannabis Standards Foundation (FOCUS) among more than 2,000 American adults. Results include:

  • Almost three quarters of Americans overall (72%) and 80% of American cannabis consumers believe that cannabis products are grown and produced under consistent product safety standards (regardless of the state in which they are legally purchased).

  • More … than four out of five Americans globally (81%) and 84% cannabis consumers believe that no matter where they are located, businesses licensed to grow and produce cannabis products must meet consistent environmental standards.

  • More … than three-quarters of Americans in general (77%) and 81% of cannabis users, believe that cannabis employers are held to the same health and safety standards for their workers as all other industries.

“Our new survey shows that Americans are grossly misinformed about the lack of basic safety and quality protections for cannabis products in many states,” said Karen Gardner, Marketing Director, SICPA US. “Even cannabis users themselves don’t know that in states where the products are legal, there are no uniform standards, which leaves a lot of room for unsafe, low-quality products on the market. “

The SICPA-Harris poll also probed sentiments regarding support for the federal government to set standards for cannabis products. An overwhelming majority of 84% of Americans overall and 84% of cannabis consumers support the establishment of federal standards for the safety and quality of cannabis products produced or sold in the United States. Similarly, 83% of Americans overall and 83% of cannabis users support the federal government setting standards. for environmental protections that must be adhered to by the US cannabis industry in the United States

The poll showed that broad support among Americans also exists for the decriminalization and/or legalization of cannabis products. Nearly three in four Americans (74%) overall and almost four in five cannabis users (79%) support decriminalization and more than three in four Americans (78%) and a large majority (86% ) of cannabis users support legalization. cannabis nationally.

The SICPA-Harris Poll survey also measured cannabis use among Americans, revealing that 55% of Americans have used cannabis products at some point, with more than two in five (42%) reporting having used cannabis. cannabis products in the past 12 months. , and 16% reporting having used cannabis products for the first time in the last 12 months.

This is the third SICPA-The Harris Poll on cannabis; in February, the second survey showed overwhelming support among cannabis consumers for more in-depth information about the products they use. The first poll, published last fall, showed broad support among Americans for the secure labeling of cannabis products to verify their legitimacy and safety in the marketplace.

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