False Advertising Ruins SF's Otherwise Delicious Pot Brownies

Bad news for those who prefer a brownie over a bong. 

[jump] The New York Times reports today that only 17 percent of edible marijuana products sold to patients in Seattle, San Francisco, and L.A. accurately listed THC levels. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary psychoactive property of cannabis — it’s the magic stuff that gets you high. The findings are from a Johns Hopkins University study of 47 edible marijuana brands published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, which has been harshing humanity's buzz since 1883. 

Per the Times, 60 percent of products tested had less THC than advertised, while 23 percent had more.

The discrepancy could be a problem for patients who rely on THC for pain management. “What we have now in this country is an unregulated medical marijuana industry, due to conflicts between state and federal laws,” Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of hematology and oncology at San Francisco General Hospital, told the Times.

The study found that 16 to 23 percent of medical cannabis patients consume edibles.   

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