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How to read a cannabis label: Exclusive 4-part series

Published on March 10, 2023 by David Wylie

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Left to right: pre-rolls, gummies, hash, flower. All labels have lots of information that will help you to form a picture of what's on the inside of the package. Explore what everything means in this exclusive series.

Learn how to interpret the language and figures printed on Canadian cannabis labels.

In the following four stories, you’ll learn the glossary of terms used, how to decipher THC and CBD numbers, be able to imagine the smell of each terpene, and get a feel for emerging minor cannabinoids.

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This is our ‘How To Read The Label’ series. We decode the language and figures used on Canadian legal cannabis labels to help you better understand the information you’re seeing.

Stories in this series:

Understanding the information and figures on the label will increase your enjoyment of cannabis.