When will pot brownies have proofage? Q&A with a cannabis testing lab

Last week, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd brought attention to the dearth of regulation in edibles labeling when she wrote about eating too much of a THC-infused candy bar and spending eight hours in the fetal position. Readers laughed – a lot. But we were also left with a critical question: as marijuana laws are changing state by state, and more THC-infused products hit the shelves, do we know any more about what it does and how different doses affect us?

Researchers in the cannabis community are trying to answer this question through extensive testing. In March, an independent investigation by the Denver Post and the Cannabist found that the potency of edibles on the market in Colorado varied as much as 99% from what was on the...

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