THC and CBD content on labels are not always accurate. A study from the Harvard Gazette has revealed interesting facts about the same. Now, it becomes oblivious for all of us more often than not, to notice and read the labels of our medicines. And as we talk of cannabis medicines in particular, the recent fear associated with their usage is that the claims of their distributors may come as false. The THC and CBD contents on labels for cannabis medicines do not match the real content in the drug. This is likely to create a huge faith crisis for the pharmaceutical industry as well as the medical professionals.
Now the JAMA Network Open, published the recent Harvard-supported study. It stated that the THC is a metabolite that is directly responsible for the dizziness factor associated with its intake. But many manufacturers label this as the CBD only in many of their products.
There also has been some news, that did rounds and talked about the consistency in the legalization of cannabis medicines. But the evidence however is still inadequate. Well, the THC i.e. the Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive metabolite but is sold as CBD on the labels. It is this fact that has left many open-ended questions for the governments to answer.
Mr. Jodi M. Gilman is the paper’s lead author the paper, quotes that “People are buying products they think are THC-free but contain a significant amount of THC”. His team has revealed that they conducted urine tests with the nearly 100 patients. These patients reported anxiety, pain, insomnia and even depression post the intake of particular cannabis medicine. And the astounding results were that one-third of these urine samples from the patients had comparable amounts of THC and CBD.
Patients report of anxiety and depression related problems
While another shocking revelation was that the THC component was present in 80 percent of these samples. As the THC and CBD content on medical labels do not match, Gilman also shares that “One patient reported that she took a product she thought only contained CBD, and then when driving home that day she felt intoxicated, disoriented and very scared.” The quantity of the THC intake is also an important factor while conducting such results and drawing conclusions. Thus, the study that THC and CBD content on medical labels are not accurate always, has also brought the consumers’ rights into the limelight.
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