Pot edibles look delicious and most of us who have tasted them agree that they taste delicious too. The sweet and high sensation coming from sweet brownies can truly be amazing. Nothing is perfect though and pot edibles are not an exception to the rule whatsoever.
The marijuana controversy has stirred the public opinion ever since 23 US states have decided to legalize the herb. Starting with ground zero, news appear on a daily basis, unveiling the side effects of an otherwise beneficial initiative.
Government health officials declared in a new report that risks of consuming marijuana infused edibles such as weed brownies and other snacks should be associated with a serious warning sign.
The suicide of a man whose death has been blamed on pot has changed the facets of the equation and now pot edibles should be ingested with responsibility and used on a safe basis, especially because they look pretty much delicious and small children can easily and unwillingly indulge themselves in tasting a cookie that apparently looks harmless.
Several cases of intoxication have also been reported over the last months and officials reacted by opening an emergency hotline where people can call and be advised in regards to marijuana consumption and its potential effects on the health of individuals.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared on Friday that there is an extremely high danger related to marijuana infused edibles consumption, outlined by a previous incident which happened last year, in which a 19 year old adolescent jumped from the fourth floor balcony of a Denver hotel after eating a pot cookie.
The youngster had bought the sweet from a legal pot shop in Colorado and ignored the piece of advice coming from a clerk who told him that the cookie should be portioned and consumed wisely.
Although pot edibles are put under the “danger” stamp, the mentioned case is the first reported death in Colorado, particularly linked to marijuana consumption ever since it was approved for recreational and medical use starting with 2014.
As a consequence to the dramatic event, strong recommendations are sent out to modify the sales terms of marijuana edibles. The cookies should have clear labels and limited portion sizes, according to dosage guidelines.
Officials from the legal dispensaries recommend eating only one sixth of a marijuana cookie, namely 10 mg serving of THC, the psychoactive ingredient found in pot. After ingesting a cookie, users can feel its effect on their brains after 30 minutes. Marijuana edibles are highly dangerous only in case of overdose.
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