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How to Read Cannabis Labels in a Basic Manner

Cannabis labelling and packaging are heavily regulated in Canada, as well as many other authorized cannabis markets, to protect consumers and patients. They are meant to inform, comfort, and replicate an experience. Even yet, cannabis labelling might be intimidating for patients and consumers.

Understanding the information on your cannabis product label provides you better control over your experience and the ability to replicate it every time.


What counts on a cannabis label?

The most critical information on a cannabis label for consumers and patients is:


Cannabinoid Content:


CBD % (or the relative amount of cannabidiol in the product or total in the bottle)

THC level (or the relative amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in the product or total in the bottle)

Amount of product (units):


The level of CBD and THC in cannabis oil is expressed in mg/ml. It is a common and simple benchmark to help you identify your appropriate medicinal cannabis dose.


For example, 50:2 (50mg CBD/2mg THC) equals 1000mg CBD and 40mg THC every 20mL bottle.


Cannabis Label Ratio

Labels can also give you the product’s CBD and THC concentration relative to each other, so you know what to expect from it.


For example, a 25mg CBD/ml mixture with 1mg THC (or a ratio of 25:1, CBD to THC, mg per ml). This is a normal strength CBD dominant product concentration. This substance would mainly deliver CBD effects.


Many prepared oil products on the market are either high CBD or high THC.



The size of the bottle, vape cartridge, or other packaging might help you determine your dose and how long it will last.



Depending on your country’s cannabis laws, your cannabis label may feature warning language or a THC symbol to notify you of the risks connected with cannabis intake.


What Cannabis product do you need?

CBD and THC are cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids because they come from plants) that work with endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors in the body to produce the effects you get from cannabis.


CBD (Cannabidiol)

Hemp contains a lot of CBD. While many people equate cannabis with intoxication, CBD is not intoxicating but can still have effects on the body. CBD has been explored for its health advantages.


These include treating or reducing symptoms of:


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MS-related muscular spasms2

Nose and vomiting after chemo

Dravet syndrome causes drug-resistant seizures4

IBS and Crohn’s disease.5

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) intoxic It’s psychotropic and makes you feel high. Experienced cannabis users may prefer goods with more THC, or at least a balanced cannabis oil (1:1), while new users may prefer products with a mix of CBD and THC.


The strength of dried cannabis flower varies. In contrast, consumers can obtain a high-quality product with measured potency by purchasing a concentrate prepared as cannabis oil. Using oil instead of smoking allows you to give your body a more consistent amount and maybe see results.


On the label of cannabis oil products is the amount of CBD or THC per ml, with a total in brackets. The total comprises both active and inactive cannabis forms. To activate the cannabinoids, dried cannabis is decarboxylated before extraction. As a consequence, the oil is ready to use. These two figures will be different in dried cannabis products since they must be heated and smoked to activate the cannabinoids. Your cannabis product’s potency when it’s ready to consume is mentioned on the label.


Dosing Cannabis

Remember that cannabis products vary in potency and formulation, and that everyone is unique. Consult a doctor before taking cannabis products for the first time, and start with a modest dose. Please refer to the Canadian Pharmacist Dosing and Titration Guide for further details.


Learn about the medicinal quality and consistency of MediPharm Labs’ products.


The MediPharm Labs brand includes CBD25, a pharma-quality CBD dominant Regular Strength oil with 25 mg/mL CBD, CBD50, a pharma-quality high-CBD Plus Formula oil containing 50 mg/mL CBD, and CBD25:5, a pharma-quality CBD dominant Release Formula oil with 25 mg/mL CBD and 5 mg/mL THC. See more.