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JAMA: Importance of Accurate Labeling for Safe and Effective Use of Medical Cannabis Products


Cannabinoid Dose and Label Accuracy in Edible Medical Cannabis Products


The Journal of the American Medical Association:

As the use of cannabis (marijuana) for medical purposes has expanded, a variety of edible products for oral consumption has been developed. An estimated 16% to 26% of patients using medical cannabis consume edible products.  Even though oral consumption lacks the harmful by-products of smoking, difficult dose titration can result in overdosing or underdosing, highlighting the importance of accurate product labeling.

Regulation and quality assurance for edible product cannabinoid content and labeling are generally lacking. We investigated the label accuracy of edible cannabis products.

Excerpted from Journal of the American Medical Association:

Vandrey R, Raber JC, Raber ME, Douglass B, Miller C, Bonn-Miller MO. Cannabinoid Dose and Label Accuracy in Edible Medical Cannabis Products. JAMA.2015;313(24):2491-2493. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6613.

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