Study Finds Widespread Inaccuracies In Dosing Of Medical Marijuana Edibles

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – So what’s in that medical marijuana edible? A new study finds patients may not be getting what they paid for.

The study looked at medical pot products in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. The researchers found patients who are prescribed medical pot can’t always believe the labels on edibles in those cities. Now the results have Coloradans wondering about the medical marijuana edibles being sold in their state.

According to the study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) there is inaccuracy in dosing of edible medical marijuana products in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Of 75 products purchased only 17 percent were accurately labeled for THC content, the ingredient that gets people high. Twenty-three percent contained more THC than indicated, and 60 percent contained less THC.

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Under Colorado law marijuana edibles must be appropriately packaged and labeled. But…

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