Edibles are tied to more severe health issues than smoking marijuana

People who ingest the drug are more likely to have psychiatric or heart problems than those who inhale it.

After Colorado in the U.S. voted to legalise marijuana in 2012, doctors in Denver noticed a surprising trend. Most people who visited the emergency room for cannabis-related complaints had smoked the drug. But, those who ingested the drug were more likely to suffer more severe effects, including psychiatric symptoms and heart problems.

Edibles – marijuana-laced products such as brownies, cookies and gummy bears – are being associated with “medical complications that we never knew were associated with marijuana,” says neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., who was not involved in the study.

Out of 2,567 marijuana-linked visits to the ER in 2012–2016 at the ... read more at: https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/82063/edibles-are-tied-to-more-severe-health-issues-than-smoking-marijuana/

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