As more states legalize cannabis for recreational and/or medical use, the popularity of cannabis edibles grows. People in legal states can now make their own homemade edible versions or purchase edibles from state-legal dispensaries. Unfortunately, some people are somewhat skeptical when it comes to consuming edibles, given the common myths spread about them.
While some myths perpetuate harmless but incorrect narratives about cannabis, others are harmful. Today, we’ll look at and debunk the most common myths about edibles.
Mangoes increase marijuana’s potency
If you are wondering how in the world someone could start a myth that consuming a mango alongside cannabis will make the potency of the marijuana shoot through the roof, here is your answer. It so happens that marijuana and mangoes both have a compound called myrcene. This terpenoid contributes to the smell as well as flavor of mangoes and marijuana.
However, that is as far as the similarities go. Cannabis potency is measured by how much THC is present in a given product, and the terpenoid myrcene in mangoes will not have any effect upon the potency of cannabis. If you find someone who swears that mangoes increase the strength of marijuana, ask them to read up on the placebo effect.
Raw cannabis can be used in edibles
Many people believe that all you need to do when making homemade edibles is to add raw cannabis into your cake or brownie mix. This is a mistake, because your cannabis needs to undergo a process that activates THC, known as decarboxylation. Raw marijuana that hasn’t undergone decarboxylation doesn’t induce the psychoactive effects sought by users, which means that adding raw marijuana to an edible recipe is wasteful, especially if your goal is to get high.
Consuming a lot of edibles is fatal
Edibles usually have a higher concentration of THC, which leaves most people who consume one concerned that they may have overdosed. While you may end up feeling the edible’s effects a bit more strongly, you shouldn’t worry that overindulging in edibles may result in a fatal overdose. This is because while edibles do contain high THC levels in comparison to the average joint, the level is still nowhere close to the amount that can cause a fatal cannabis overdose.
Edibles are best served as desserts
The popularity of marijuana-infused candies and marijuana brownies has perpetuated this fallacy, with the use of flavors such as chocolate and peanut butter in masking the taste of marijuana when making edibles only making the myth more believable.
This is not the case, however, as edibles can be eaten at any time of day and practically anywhere, as long as its legal. While edibles have been around for a while, cannabis drinks from companies such as BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE: BEV) (OTCQB: BVNNF) (FSE: 7BC) are also claiming an increasing share of the marijuana products market. This is a segment to watch for interested investors.
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