Counterfeit Cannabis: Can You Tell the Difference?

Ever since California enacted tough regulations last year that banned pesticides and heavy metals from cannabis products, the counterfeit market has been booming. But it's not always easy for customers to tell the real thing from a convincing illegal knock-off that could make users sick.

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These two boxes containing a cannabis cartridge appear similar, but there are subtle differences in the packaging.
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Notice the bottom of the box. This counterfeit example is different.
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Here's the original product. It has a strip of hologram sticker on the right.
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The sides of the two boxes also are different. Keep in mind that counterfeiters often change the packaging, so what appears on the box now might be different in the future.
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