This may come as a surprise to many, but a new research has shown that most medical marijuana edibles contain cannabidiol (CBD), another compound which actually produces the psychoactive effects that people feel when they consume cannabis.
According to the new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the labels on many medical marijuana edibles are quite deceptive, and do not reflect an accurate level of the THC compound they contain.
The researchers analyzed many medical marijuana edibles that consumers either eat or drink, and they found from lab tests that the level of THC in the edibles differ from what they obtained from lab results.
There is a difference between what the label says, and what lab tests reveal to be true.
The tests reveal that the accurate level of THC in labeled marijuana edibles is 17%, while 23% represents instances whereby the level of THC is much more than what is written on the label; and in 60% of the occasion, the THC level is lesser to what is contained on the label.
The Werc Shop Laboratory was used for running the tests and its CEO participated in the research. They conducted tests on beverages, candy, and baked products all made from marijuana and sold in medical dispensaries in Seattle, as well as San Francisco in LA.
While some of the tested edibles contain very minimal levels of THC, the researchers say edibles that contain 58% THC above recommended levels might be exposed to overdosing of the drug compound.