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Edibles are food products infused with marijuana. Though smoking marijuana is the most prevalent method of consumption, eating marijuana is quickly becoming a popular way to consume the drug.
Brownies are among the most common food products infused with marijuana, however, almost any food product may be infused with marijuana and eaten.
In addition to placing marijuana directly in food, marijuana-infused cooking oil can be used when frying or searing food, and marijuana-infused butter can be spread directly on prepared food.
These marijuana edibles are more common in states that have legalized marijuana and also states that permit medical marijuana use.
(Shop window with cannabis products. Photo by nickolette)
YES! There is high potential for overdose from marijuana edibles.
In recent years, vaping and edible use has increased among U.S. students while marijuana smoking has decreased, according to data from the Monitoring the Future study.
(Source: NIDA, 2018 Monitoring the Future Study)
"Marijuana Edibles May Pose Special Risks" New York Times
“Doctors Say E.R. Visits Up Due To Marijuana Edibles” CBS Denver
“Children getting sick from marijuana-laced gummies” Fox Boston
“Study: Scant Evidence That Medical Pot Helps Many Illnesses” The Associated Press
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