The chemistry of cannabis is something about which we still have much to learn. That point was underscored again recently when chemists testing the THC content of marijuana edibles revealed there is something about chocolate that seems to skew the potency tests.
The California Bureau of Cannabis Control requires not only that edible cannabis products be tested for the presence of pesticides and other contaminants, but also that their THC content be tested and accurately labeled on the project. Single-serving edibles sold in California can contain no more than 10 milligrams of THC, per the BCC. Packages can contain no more than 100 milligrams of the psychoactive ingredient.
But if your edible product contains chocolate, the labels on your marijuana products may not be accurate. Chocolates labeled as containing 10 milligrams of THC may in fact contain far more, which is a possible public health concern, as well as a liability for marijuana edible manufacturers and retailers.
The newest research on how chocolate interferes with the pot potency tests was recently presented at a conference in San Diego, representing just one of the ways in which chemistry is increasingly a factor in marijuana product manufacturing and sales. Continue reading