The courts in Canada have decided that patients can now use Medical Marijuana (Medical Cannabis) as Edibles. It means eating the Medical Cannabis cannot be considered illegal any more, although our Ministry of Health does not agree with this. There are few things to know now that this cat is out of box.
1- First of all, patients can still only get dried Medical Marijuana from the Health Canada Licensed producers. This will change in future, but for now Health Canada only allows dry plant to be sent to patients who have a medical document for it. Once they get the Medical Marijuana, they can use their own recipes to make brownies, cookies, etc., or they can ask someone to make it for them so long they can be sure that ALL of the their product is used for making their edibles.
2- Marijuana absorbs slower when one eats it compared to inhaling it. This has led into issues when patients had edibles and thought nothing is happening so they took more and became impaired for a long day!! So slower action is to be taken into consideration. The effect also lasts longer, so one should know that if they do not drive after inhaling Medical Marijuana for 4 hours,they should not drive for 6 hours after using edibles.
3- Dosing is an issue and many studies have shown that you cannot always trust what the label of edible marijuana says about the THC content (in places where edibles are available in prepared forms for sale). How much THC is in a drop or a cookie? It depends on many factors as how much THC was in the plant to begin with and how the edibles were made.
4- we should know that the effects of Medical Marijuana depends on many factors like the plant strain, mode of consumption (inhaling, eating, etc), Genetic composition of user, metabolism,concurrent use of other agents, etc.
5- Eating Marijuana and drinking alcohol or other sedative agent/medications together can cause major impairments.
I will write more about this as we go, until then, STAY SAFE.