Academics call for research to improve cannabis worker safety

While the launch of the legalized cannabis industry in California is just one month away, the risks and health hazards that its workers will face are remain largely unstudied, according to a UC Davis health professor.

Speaking to an audience of about 50 people gathered in Humboldt State University’s Goodwin Forum on Thursday evening, UC Davis public health sciences professor emeritus Marc Schenker said what little research has been conducted, including some by himself, has shown the cannabis workforce faces unique risks as well those inherent to other forms of mass agricultural production in the state.

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