Majority of Online Medical Marijuana Products are Mislabeled, Study …

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 29 states in the U.S., and the District of Columbia, and a growing body of research supports the potential health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) to help treat some conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain.

Cannabidiol is a chemical that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana’s other popular active ingredient, THC, cannabidiol is not known to be addictive or offer users a “high.”

But because marijuana use is illegal under federal law, there is no regulation or oversight for online sales of cannabis products.

A research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products sold online are either over- or under-labeled.

The team, led by Marcel Bonn-Miller, adjunct assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry, spent a month searching and identifying CBD products available for online retail purchase that included CBD content on the packaging.

They purchased 84 commercially available CBD

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