Edibles Are Manufactured With Varying Levels Of Tetrahydrocannabinol (thc), The Active Ingredient In Marijuana.

By the third quarter of 2016, that grew to 45 percent . Edibles come in a variety of forms, from candy and baked goods, to trail mix and even coffee or soda. AP photo Risks associated with edible sweets As a social and behavioral scientist who studies the prevention of adolescent substance initiation and misuse, the legalization of recreational marijuana has been on my mind a lot lately. The younger people are when they start using substances, the greater the risk for developing subsequent neurocognitive , mental health and further substance-related problems . Marijuana-infused edibles raise medical marijuana a lot of concerns . Young children may accidentally eat edibles meant to look like candy or other foods, and adolescents may not think edibles are as risky as smoking marijuana. AP photo What can be infused with THC? Edibles are manufactured with varying levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. They can take the form of almost any type of food, most notably candy and baked goods. When products are shaped like candy, there is a concern that children will accidentally ingest them. They may mistake these marijuana-infused products for regular food, as they may not be able to read the labels and markings indicating that the products contain THC, or may not understand what the labels actually mean.

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