Medicinal pot brownies and other marijuana-infused edibles used for healing may require some real trial and error. A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 17 percent of the labels found on edible products listed the accurate level of THC potency, according to The New York Times.
Researchers tested a total of 75 edibles from San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles, in which the vast majority were not labeled with the right dosage of THC. For the most part, the goodies had less THC than promised, and only 23 percent had more. Based on what experts told The Times regarding the inconsistency of the labels on foods that contain THC, more research is in order.
“We need a more accurate picture of what’s being offered to patients,” said Dr. Donald Abrams, the chief of hematology and oncology at San Francisco General Hospital (he was not involved in the new study published in JAMA). “What we have now in this country is an unregulated medical marijuana industry, due to conflicts between state and federal laws.”
Well, this doesn’t sound too reassuring. Maybe going the more sober route will get you a natural lift?