When you see the term “marijuana-friendly” on a label, think of cannabis-infused foods.
These products are generally higher in CBD, a type of non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
While they are marketed to medical and recreational users alike, there are no federal guidelines that dictate what they can be used for, nor is there a national standard for what qualifies as a cannabis-friendly product.
So if you’re looking to buy a cannabis product, the best way to avoid confusion is to look at the label itself.
Here are 10 common misconceptions you may be missing.1.
Marijuana-Friendliness Isn’t Just for Medical Use1.
The label doesn’t say anything about medical marijuana.
That’s not the point.
The problem is that labels can confuse consumers and are often confusing.
For example, the medical-marijuana label on the label of a brand of cannabis oil contains CBD, but there’s no indication that the product contains the compound, which is not a federally-approved medicine.2.
Cannabis-Friendhood Label Doesn’t Mean You’re Eating a Good Product1.
You’ll often see marijuana-friendly labels on food packaging.
But these labels aren’t actually intended for edible products, which are supposed to be edible, not smoked.
The food product on the package is only supposed to say, “Marijuana Oil,” and that it’s “used to treat pain.”
The packaging is actually supposed to make it clear that the marijuana oil is “for medical use only,” but the marijuana itself is not.
The marijuana-infusing products on a food label are often a fraction of the amount of THC in a cannabis cigarette.3.
The Marijuana-Infused Food Label Is Not the Same as a Cannabis-Free Food1.
For most marijuana-containing products, there is an “infused food” label on a package, which contains a cannabis leaf, oil, and/or other cannabis-based products.
This is where the term marijuana-free comes in.
A cannabis-free product is a product that contains no cannabis at all, but is infused with the plant’s cannabinoids to treat a specific disease.
For products with cannabis in them, there will be no THC, but instead CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and other non-toxic cannabinoids.
These non-THC cannabis products are sometimes referred to as “mixed-use products” because they contain both cannabis and other products.
For instance, the brand “Lipo’s” is a cannabis oil and cannabis-containing food product.4.
You Can’t Use Marijuana-Based Products to Treat Chronic Pain1.
Some products that claim to be marijuana-based may actually contain cannabis-derived ingredients, including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabusiness (cannabidivarin) or other cannabichromene (CBV), and cannabasone (CAS) to name a few.
Many products also contain synthetic THC or cannabisolide, a synthetic cannabinoid derived from THC, that is not considered to be legal to use for medicinal purposes.
The term “medical marijuana” has become a popular buzzword for some products, such as cannabutter and cannacolide products.
However, the actual ingredient in these products is THC, and these products are not intended to treat any specific disease, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.5.
You can use products that are both cannabis- and non-cannabinoid-based.
This includes products that use cannabis and are infused with CBD.
For a medical-grade product, such a product can include THC-rich products, cannabidsolide (CBS), cannamaldehyde (CAM), cannaridin (CVA), cannagel, or any of a variety of noncannabinoidal compounds.
For recreational use, these products may include cannabash, cannabis oil, marijuana extract, or both.6.
You Cannot Buy Cannabis-Infusion Products on Food or Drug Store shelves.
You cannot purchase cannabis-related products from grocery stores or pharmacies, and it is illegal for you to buy cannabis-like products from a drug store.
There are exceptions to this, however, like medical marijuana products and the THC-infusion products on food and drug store shelves.7.
Cannabis and other cannabis products that contain CBD are not FDA-approved.
Some cannabis products containing CBD are labeled as CBD-infusions, which means that CBD products can be sold to people who are currently on the FDA’s list of qualified patients.
However; the CBD-containing product must be infused with THC or another non-marihuana cannabinoid, and that product must not be marketed as cannabis-specific products, according the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This means that any products that may contain CBD may not be available to the public, and you