Edible Marijuana Info Labels Not Always Accurate
Marijuana edibles are widespread and readily available in states with legalized marijuana. These edibles include cookies, cakes and cadies all containing marijuana. Legally, these edibles must have labels with ingredient and THC concentration information. A new study finds that 75 percent of these labeled edibles have incorrect information on them.
The edible ingredient labels analyzed all came from major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Only 17 percent of the labels were accurate. About 25 percent of the labels had a higher THC concentration than what was listed and 60 percent of the labels had a lower THC concentration than what was listed. Furthermore, ingredients like Cannabidiol, a psychoactive ingredient, were often left off the labels.
The inaccurate labels are a reflection of a difference between state and federal regulations. Legalization of marijuana is still very new and things like this will have to be worked out, hopefully sooner rather than later because of the dangers of inaccurate information regarding drugs.