Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online


JAMA / By Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, PhD1Mallory J. E. Loflin, PhD2Brian F. Thomas, PhD3et al / November 7, 2017

There is growing consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent of the cannabis plant, due to its purported medicinal benefits for myriad health conditions.1 Viscous plant-derived extracts, suspended in oil, alcohol (tincture), or vaporization liquid, represent most of the retail market for CBD. Discrepancies between federal and state cannabis laws have resulted in inadequate regulation and oversight, leading to inaccurate labeling of some products.2 To maximize sampling and ensure representativeness of available products, we examined the label accuracy of CBD products sold online, including identification of present but unlabeled cannabinoids.

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