Parents in Australia Concerned Over Cannabis Energy Drinks Promoting Marijuana Usage
The energy drink is produced in Austria and contains hemp seed extract. It does not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or any psychoactive substances, so it does not have the same effect that marijuana has.
The main concern that parents have are the energy drink’s advertisements. Many of the ads posted on Cannabis Energy Drink’s Facebook page, for example, depict a lot of young people, which seems to promote drugs.
“I spoke to one of the workers about it,” Simone Calnon, a mother of two, told The West Australian, “and she giggled and said, ‘It’s just a drink.’ It seems that cannabis is already a cultural norm for some.”
The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) in Huntingdale will be removing Cannabis Energy Drinks from shelves following the complaints, though the drink is marketed as an energy drink and there are more concerns over the caffeine content. All remaining cartons of the drink will be returned to the supplier.