Secondhand Marijuana Exposure is Increasing
As more states legalize marijuana for recreational or medical use, there can be significant implications for current and future smokefree protections.
Marijuana, just like other forms of smoking or vaping, is not “safe” compared to breathing clean air.
Secondhand marijuana smoke contains hazardous fine particulates and hundreds of chemicals, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke. For workers and the public, it can become another source of indoor air pollution. Nobody should have to breathe drifting secondhand smoke of any kind in the job, in an apartment building, or in other shared air spaces.
Supporting decriminalization of marijuana does not mean that non-users should have to breathe the secondhand emissions.
As of October 2018, there are approximately 396 municipalities and 15 states that restrict marijuana use in smokefree spaces in some manner.
Protecting Nonsmokers from Secondhand Marijuana Smoke
This position paper provides information on marijuana smoke, policy trends, opposition arguments, case studies, and much more!
Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Fact Sheet
This fact sheet describes the potential health hazards of secondhand marijuana smoke exposure.
Smokefree is Smokefree Info Sheet
This one page info sheet provides information on chemicals found in marijuana smoke; graphics; and recommendations for including marijuana in smokefree policies.