Black Market Cannabis Edibles Pose Safety Concerns

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Despite the existence of legitimate and legal producers of safe, laboratory-tested edibles and cannabis infused foods in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, there still exists an underground black market producing and selling edibles. The problem with this underground market is that it makes unregulated and sometimes unsafe products available to consumers. Whaxy warns, "With no laboratory testing, no labeling, no guarantee, and certainly no certainty, both local consumers and tourists are risking their health and enjoyment when they purchase cannabis products from such disreputable sources on the black market, many of which could result in an unpleasant experience..." When it comes to underground edibles, it is nearly impossible to know what is in the edible or understand its potency.

CannaBest Medical suggests avoiding the black market and consuming lab tested marijuana, whether it be in edible, concentrate, or plant form. It is extremely important for patients who have a weak immune system to know the components of everything they put into their body; what might appear safe may actually be harmful. In addition, in order to ensure consistent relief, it's necessary to understand each aspect of the medication regimen. A precise dosing regimen takes into consideration the cannabinoid content of a particular strain, the amount taken in a particular dose, the frequency of medicating, and the way in which the product is consumed. Our app allows you to document this information so that you can easily keep track of these specifics when you medicate. Be sure to check out our journaling pages! 

Whichever method you decide, it is always wise to "start low, go slow," when it comes to medibles. This phrase refers to starting with a low dose, and to avoid taking too much to quickly. Read more about the risk of the black market on Whaxy