As marijuana becomes more legal in the US, two University of Buffalo health researchers are emphasizing one of the oldest pieces of advice to shoppers: shoppers should beware.
Two researchers from UB’s School of Public Health and Health Professions surveyed 521 clients about delta-8 – a branch of the psychoactive substance THC in marijuana – by local Bison Botanics. This company manufactures CBD and sells the various products to humans for medical purposes.
Daniel Krueger, a University of Michigan researcher with an affiliation with UB, cautioned that there appear to be fewer government restrictions on these Delta-8 products than full pot products, so you may not really know what you’re buying .
“Some producers are converting other cannabinoids, like CBD, into Delta-8, and the DEA actually believes this is not covered by the Farm Bill. They think this is actually illegal,” Krueger said. “So you could have Delta-8 being supplied legally and Delta-8 being supplied illegally, they say.”
Research partner Jessica Kruger, a clinical associate professor of health and health behaviors at UB, said that “any kind of thing” could be in those gummies or brownies — or whatever you buy — besides a cannabinoid.
“Anyone looking for cannabis products needs to educate themselves and look for labels that show tests and understand what the dose — the right dosage — is, because with edibles in particular, people can have a more immersive experience than they might want if they did.” they take too much of this product,” she said.