Globe Investigation: Marijuana edibles tests reveal misleading claims

From the archives: This article was originally published on July 29, 2016

The caramel bar, cake pop and freezie all came with a big promise. Although they looked like typical junk food, the products, from cannabis dispensaries in Toronto, were billed as medication. And all were claimed to contain a potent dose of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the intoxicating effects its users seek for pain relief or to get high.

But none of those products contained anywhere close to the amount claimed.

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In an effort to examine the safety and efficacy of products sold at illegal marijuana dispensaries, which have multiplied across Canada in recent months, The Globe and Mail subjected several edible cannabis products to tests at a Health Canada-accredited laboratory to determine if they were properly labelled.

The results showed

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