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April 12, 2017

Cannabis industry workers need better training: study

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Fort Collins, CO – Almost one-quarter of workers in Colorado’s cannabis industry have never received workplace safety and health training, and the remaining three-quarters have reported discrepancies in the quantity and quality of their training, according to a recent study from Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work and Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Researchers surveyed more than 200 workers in the state’s cannabis industry, which has boomed since the drug was legalized for recreational purposes in 2012. The majority of workers said management valued their safety, but noted they were not trained in depth on a variety of safety and health topics.

Other findings from the study:

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