Alaska teams up with local marijuana shops in new cannabis warning campaign

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – A new state-funded campaign is warning Alaskans about the potential dangers of legal marijuana-use.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is expected to launch a TV spot in October as part of its Responsible Consumer campaign. The TV commercial highlights two retail marijuana shop owners who explain “with cannabis, there is no legal limit to driving.”

“The Responsible Consumer campaign is meant to educate Alaskans who are thinking of using marijuana, or who are using marijuana, on some of the pointers of responsible consumption,” said Regina McConkey with the Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention.

The campaign also includes print ads explaining the effects of marijuana use on adolescent brains and urges consumers of edible marijuana to “know your limits.” The posters will be offered to marijuana shop owners to hang in their stores.

McConkey said she hopes the message, sent from people within the marijuana industry,

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