What are edibles?
These are food products that contain Marijuana and can come in different forms like baked goods, gummies, chocolates, candies, and beverages. It can be made at home or prepared commercially.
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When you make it at home the THC, the psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana is extracted into oil or butter that is used in food or to spread directly on your food. Smoking stays the most common way of consuming Marijuana, but edibles have also become popular, but people are unknowing of the danger related to the use.
The long-lasting effect of these edibles
The effect of the edible versions lasts much longer than the smoking of it.
Factors that affect the outcome of THC that was consumed:
-amount and type of food that was eaten last, and if there were any other things like alcohol or drugs consumed with it.
THC is difficult to measure and is sometimes unknown in many edibles. Therefore, many products contain notably more THC than what is stated on its labels, causing people to be caught off-guard by the strength and the long-lasting effects.
The high potential of overdose
When smoking Marijuana, the effects can occur within a few minutes of taking. With the edibles, you will only experience the effects between 30 minutes to two hours. This can cause people to take more of the amount than they should. Taking this form of Marijuana is more likely to end in an emergency room visit due to overdose.
Serious Negative side effects
- Heart problems
-The increased risk of self-harm or to hurt others.
-Too quickly, taking too much can cause people to become violent or not aware of what they are doing.
If you are suffering from the abuse or addiction of Marijuana, help is available. Do not be scared of getting help, think of yourself at always put your health first.
Start your path to sobriety by contacting a substance abuse rehabilitation center and see what marijuana addiction programs they have available for you.