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Medical Marijuana Often Mislabeled

The quality and labeling of edible medical marijuana is being called into question, according to a proof of concept study published in JAMA.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine composed a research letter after investigating the labeling accuracy of edible medical marijuana products in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Using an internet directory of dispensaries, the researchers were able to generate a list of individual businesses which offered at least one edible cannabis product. The researchers centered on 3 common categories that the business could provide: baked goods, beverages, or candy and chocolate. The packaging labels were supposed to supply specific measures of Δ9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC, along with cannabidiol (CBD), is typically the most concentrated chemical components of cannabis. They are believed to be the chemicals that primarily factor into the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. Read more »

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