Cbd products are a rip-off for medical marijuana users

Cannabidiol, a major component of marijuana, is in high demand these days for its purported health benefits. But a study published on Tuesday discovered that people trying to treat themselves with cannabidiol products likely aren’t getting what they’re paying for.

The study, led by the University of Pennsylvania, tested 84 cannabidiol products purchased online from 31 companies and found that less than a third were properly labeled. Nearly 43 percent of the products — which included oils, tinctures, and vaporization liquid — contained less cannabidiol than their labels promised, indicating that they weren’t potent enough to give their users the medicinal treatment they sought. Another 26 percent of the products contained more.

There’s no evidence that taking too much cannabidiol is dangerous, and you can’t get high off cannabidiol alone. (Scientists are also split over cannabidiols’ medicinal use, though some studies indicate it can help with chronic pain.) But THC was also found in...

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