I often find myself having conversations with medical marijuana patients about med-edibles. In most cases, the answer seems to be a “hit or miss” or “I wish I knew just how much to take, its always different”. A team lead by a Johns Hopkins professor, has been testing out med-edibles in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to test the potency of the product vs whats on the label, the results were pretty shocking and in his words “I would have no confidence in what I’m buying.” be sure and check out the full article from Cannabis Now, highly interesting read if you have the time. Drop me a line and let me know what you think. Would love to hear other patient experiences with med-edibles. How do you think Connecticut med-edibles hold up?
“As the market matures, cannabis consumers have been given the opportunity to witness an apparent increase in credibility of the goods becoming widely available. Gone are the days of blindly trusting a dealer’s word — now strains and edibles can be purchased at dispensaries with detailed labels specifying the THC content in each product. However, a recent study diminished that fantasy of progress, revealing that the vast majority of labels on medical marijuana edibles in the three cities studied had misreported the product’s potency.
A team led by Johns Hopkins professor Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D, analyzed the THC content of 75 edible products from 47 different companies that they gathered in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles and found that 60 percent had overvalued and 23 percent had undervalued the potency of the edible. Only 17 percent of the edibles studied had accurate labels. “The degree with which edibles were mislabeled was shocking,” said Vandrey, who said he conducted the study because he had some suspicions, but did not expect such stark results. “If I lived in California or Washington,” he said, “I would have no confidence in what I’m buying.”
Vandrey said his team found one edible that was labeled as containing 200 milligrams of THC when it really had only 2 milligrams, a proportion he said was….[…]”
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