How Much Do You Know About Edibles?
Overdose symptoms from eating marijuana infused food are often ______ severe than the symptoms of an overdose from smoking marijuana.
With marijuana edibles, the amount of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is very difficult to measure and is often unknown. For this reason, it’s easier for users to take in more THC than they intend to. (JustThinkTwice.gov https://www.justthinktwice.gov/article/drug-alert-marijuana-edibles)
After someone eats a marijuana edible, he or she will feel “high” immediately.
While the effects from smoking marijuana only take minutes, edibles take between 1-3 hours because food is absorbed into the bloodstream through the liver. (JustThinkTwice.gov https://www.justthinktwice.gov/article/drug-alert-marijuana-edibles)
Can people get addicted to marijuana?
According to SAMHSA, "Approximately 1 in 10 people who use marijuana will become addicted. When they start before age 18, the rate of addiction rises to 1 in 6." (Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana )
If marijuana is legal in your state, it is also legal for teens to consume marijuana edibles.
Even in states were recreational marijuana use is legal, use is only allowed if you’re 21 years old or older.
All marijuana edibles have the same amount of THC (the main compound that causes a “high”).
The “high” that comes from consuming marijuana edibles can last up to 12 hours.
This long-lasting high is dangerous since it can impair a person’s ability to drive and result in an accident.
What are the negative effects of using marijuana edibles?
The effects of eating marijuana are similar to the effects of smoking marijuana. But with edibles, the high is usually longer and more intense. In addition, in comparison with smoking marijuana, the use of edibles is more likely to result in an overdose. (https://www.justthinktwice.gov/article/drug-alert-marijuana-edibles)