13 different snack products.
Twelve edible products resembled candies or sweet snacks, such as fruit chews, fruit snacks, gummies, and rice and marshmallow treats. One resembled salty chips.
Eight of the 13 edibles used the exact brand or product name of the original product on their packaging, and the other five used names that were similar, such as “Stoner Patch Dummies” instead of “Sour Patch Kids.” Seven of the edibles’ packaging used the same cartoon or brand character as the original product.
Edibles exceeding the THC limit
Most states that have legalized cannabis limit the amount of THC in edibles to typically 5 mg or 10 mg of THC per dose and 100 mg per package.
But information on the packaging of the copycat edibles said they contained an average of 459 mg of THC and a range of 300 to 600 mg per package, according to the study.
“While each package is likely intended to include multiple doses, few packages indicate the serving size or number of servings.
Moreover, if we’re considering 10 mg a standard dose, these products could contain an alarming 30 to 60 doses per package,” Ompad says.
“People who purchase edibles that look like snack foods should store them separately from regular snacks and out of reach of children,” she advises.