Does THC Belong in Your Food?

These days, everything is being infused with Cannabis, CBD, and THC. Cannabis-infused products have become so popular that it’s even reached the food industry. People have been consuming edibles for years, but now THC is being infused into our favorite household dishes. Even though people are putting THC into food, does it necessarily mean it belongs there? Keep reading to find out.

What is THC?

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for the high sensation when consuming cannabis. It’s one of the many compounds found in the resin secreted by the glands of a marijuana plant. It can induce hallucinations, change thinking, and cause delusions. Humans have found a way to extract this chemical compound from the plant and incorporate it into various items.

Benefits of THC

THC is known to have a wide range of medical and recreational benefits. THC has been used to help with the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Low Appetite

It’s important to note that there continues to be extensive research on the benefits of THC.

Side Effects

Although THC has a wide range of benefits, consuming THC can cause some side effects. Consuming large amounts of THC has been linked with things such as anxiety, psychosis, heart attacks, and irregular heart rhythm. Regularly taking large amounts of THC over a long period of time can cause a disorder called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. CHS leads to severe repeated episodes of nausea and vomiting that don’t respond to typical anti-nausea medicine.

What Happens if you Eat it?

When you consume THC, just like regular food, the THC is absorbed through the walls of your intestines. The more food that’s in your system, the longer it will take for the THC to be absorbed. So unlike smoking THC, it can take quite some time to feel the full effects of the THC. If you consume too high of a dosage, you could be feeling scary overdose effects for as long as 12 hours.

Should You Eat it?

Consuming low to moderate amounts of THC is perfectly safe. There is a wide range of ways to incorporate appropriate amounts of THC into the foods you eat. However, it’s important to remember that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Be careful about how much THC you incorporate into your food. The appropriate amount of THC will vary depending on the person.

Learn More from the Experts at CannaLeaf Health

Do you want to learn more about how to safely incorporate THC into your food? The experts at CannaLeaf Health can help. Give us a call, or contact us online to speak to a THC expert and have your questions answered,

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