The image of a marijuana leaf has been banned for marketing purposes from appearing on the packaging or advertising for pot products, but the Cannabis Control Commission voted Tuesday to require the image of a marijuana leaf be displayed on every legal marijuana product sold in Massachusetts.

The leaf will appear as part of an icon intended to warn consumers that the product contains THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high feeling.

The CCC approved two icons Tuesday which will be required to appear on all marijuana products. The CCC's warning label will be the only allowed use of a marijuana leaf on packaging.

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Colin A. Young ~ State House News Service via