When it comes to drugs and supplements, knowing and understanding the details is of utmost importance.
Too many people will swallow pills without understanding what they’re putting in their bodies, whether they’re legal or illegal substances.
You never know if a product that hasn’t gone through FDA approval is safe or not, so doing your research is critical. I remember drinking a bunch of Kava root drinks in college before a friend of mine did more research on the plant. Despite having a long history of indigenous use among cultures in the pacific islands, studies have shown varying levels of liver toxicity associated with Kava depending on what part of the plant is harvested. Since you can’t be 100% sure if you’re getting an extract made from just the leaves, the seeds, or both, you could be rolling the dice and have no idea whatsoever. I have a friend who is obsessed with fitness and athletics and he was taking a supplement that was similar to anabolic steroids and he didn’t find out until a friend of his saw the bottle sitting on his kitchen counter one day. Thankfully you don’t need to worry about toxic side effects from legal cannabis products in states with tight regulations on lab testing, but it’s still important to read the labels so you know what sort of dose you’re exposing yourself to. Cannabis concentrates have a lot more THC in them than cannabis flower products, so it’s important that you’re aware of what you’re consuming before you try a new cannabis product for the first time.