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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.
Among 12th graders who used marijuana in the past year, 40 percent reported having consumed it in edible form in medical marijuana states, versus 26% in non-medical marijuana states.
(Source: NIDA, 2014 Monitoring the Future Study)
“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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