As is true of any method of intake when it comes to dosing with medical marijuana, or any prescription medication, there are benefits and downsides to any vehicle of administration. In the above video, Civilized discusses the pros and cons to consuming the medical marijuana edible, which is a popular form of medical marijuana dosing among consumers. If you don’t have time or are not in a good place to watch the video, here’s a rundown of what it says.
For patients looking longterm relief, the effects of an edible are long lasting. Its effects remain stead and constant, and can range anywhere from three to seven hours. The unique process involved in metabolizing an edible results in a more potent effect than can permeate across the body. On the downside, the onset of relief from edibles are delayed, and can take from 45 minutes to 2 hours to take effect. The edible’s stronger potency along with its delayed effects can cause consumers to either take too little, for fear of experience to strong of an effect, or too much, out of impatience in waiting for relief. Lastly, it can be difficult to distinguish marijuana edibles from other consumable goods. This can should be considered when keeping edibles away from children, and it can cause concern of accidentally ingestion when eating an edible is not desired.
This information has been provided by Civilized and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.