I think ingredient lists on food products are an essential part of the trust relationship between a consumer and the manufacturer.
- You should know what sort of compounds, ingredients, and chemicals that you’re consuming, especially if you have known food allergies.
Knowing whether or not a candy bar has peanuts in it could be the difference between life and death for someone with a severe nut allergy. I used to have a sensitivity to dairy products and always avoided anything with excessive whey inside. If I didn’t see an ingredient list on a food product, I couldn’t safely buy it and consume it. I think this standard should be set for all products that are consumed in the human body, including all cannabis products as well. Luckily, many legal cannabis markets require lab testing of all cannabis products that are sold in legal cannabis dispensaries. If you want to know what kind of effects you should expect from one product versus another, you can look at the lab reports for any cannabis product that you want. The terpenes in each batch determine the effects felt, so if you want a cannabis product that is sedating you should look for myrcene, linalool, and caryophyllene. Likewise, if you want a cannabis product that is more stimulating for daytime use, you could focus on terpenes like limonene and terpinolene. But since all cannabis strains contain a complex mix of different terpene ratios, you have to try each strain for yourself to be the ultimate judge of each one’s effects. Every person experiences each cannabis strain in a unique way.