What’s actually in that CBD product you obtain?

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.