Edibles are food products that are infused with marijuana, containing varying levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the active ingredient in marijuana. These products can take the form of almost any type of food, particularly candies and baked goods. There is a concern that children may accidentally ingest them due to their shape. THC is an active metabolite, which is particularly effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier and producing a more intense effect than smoking marijuana.
Inhaled THC undergoes a different metabolic process, as it travels directly to the brain instead of passing through the stomach and liver. Δ9-THC is considered to be the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, responsible for the “high” experienced by consumers. However, it is mainly present in its non-psychoactive acid form, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA).Accurate labeling of drug content for edible products is important, as consumers must understand and use this information. The main psychoactive component of marijuana that produces the “high” is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is present in both methods of marijuana use.
Grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and SAMHSA related to prescription drugs, injecting drug use, marijuana and psychiatric comorbidity have been discussed. In focus groups with adolescents, women who did not use cannabis expressed more concern than cannabis users and men about edibles. In one study conducted by Cone and his colleagues, subjects with a history of cannabis use received brownies infused with cannabis and performed a series of behavioral and physiological measures of the drug's effect. The route of administration is a fundamental variable for determining the pharmacokinetics of a drug, which is defined as the time and process through which a chemical substance enters the body, travels to various tissues and organs and is metabolized before its elimination. A cannabis edible is a food product (whether homemade or commercially produced) that contains decarboxylated cannabinoids (cannabinoid acids converted into their bioactive form orally) of cannabis extract as an active ingredient. U.
S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products has evaluated state and local tobacco control policies, and has been project director on two internally funded national surveys to gather the opinions of adults across the country on the use and legalization of marijuana and the types of e-cigarette products that teens use most frequently. When you eat foods that contain Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the liver converts approximately 50% of activated THC to 11-hydroxytetrahydrocannabinol (11-OH-THC or 11-hydroxy-THC). The lack of consistency and delay in intoxication can cause both new and experienced users to consume higher than expected amounts of the drug. Consumers often don't understand this aspect of edible use, leading to profoundly adverse effects. The main psychoactive component in marijuana that produces the “high” is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it also contains cannabinoids.
Although its underlying psychoactive effects remain fundamentally similar from product to product, THC can undergo various forms of processing before use.