Edible cannabis products, or edibles, are food or beverage products that have been infused with cannabinoids, chemical compounds found in cannabis that can affect the mind and body when consumed. The most well-known cannabinoid is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the euphoric and intoxicated feeling associated with marijuana use. Edibles are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to smoking marijuana, but they come with their own set of risks and potential side effects. The effects of edibles can be more intense than smoking marijuana, as the THC is absorbed differently in the body.
Eating edibles can also lead to consuming larger amounts of the drug than intended, as it may take longer for the effects to start. Additionally, edibles may contain other substances such as fentanyl or methamphetamine that can be harmful to the user. Marijuana is classified as a Class B drug and carries a sentence of up to 14 years in prison if found in possession. The cost of edibles varies depending on the type of product, where it was manufactured, and the concentration of THC it contains.
Consuming edibles can also lead to short-term psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, and can affect users for several hours if consumed with other drugs or alcohol. If you find that you are using marijuana despite negative physical or psychological effects, it's important to take a closer look at how this drug use is impacting your life.