There has been a recent push to legalize marijuana across the country. Even though breaking the societal stigma surrounding CBD has been a positive for many people, it has also created the perception that THC edibles might be safe. Even though it is true that THC edibles can be a suitable alternative to other types of THC ingestion, this does not necessarily mean that they are safe. For example, just because alcohol is legal doesn’t mean that it is necessarily safe either. Therefore, at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we have taken it upon ourselves to educate everyone regarding THC edibles. What are edibles, and what should people know? Find out by calling Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge today at 844.442.8673.
Why Do People Prefer THC Edibles Instead of Other Methods?
THC edibles have not always been popular. Only recently, they have been on the rise in terms of popularity. Many people believe that THC edibles are safe purely because they are not smoking marijuana. Smoking THC can indeed lead to serious health problems, including:
- Acute lung inflammation
- Chronic lung disease
- Eye irritation
- Oral health problems, such as gum disease
- Long-term, chronic dental issues
All of these issues can be avoided if people consume THC edibles instead. On the other hand, other complications may develop if people consume THC edibles.
The Risks Involved in THC Edibles
There are multiple ways that people make CBD edibles. Some of the most common examples of marijuana edibles include:
All of these can quickly and effectively get THC into someone’s system; however, the most significant risk of THC or CBD edibles is that it is far easier for someone to overdose on marijuana if they are eating THC instead of smoking or vaporizing it.
Many people know exactly how much THC they are smoking when they look at the plant in front of them. On the other hand, people do not necessarily know how much THC is included in the brownie or gummy they just put in their mouths. Therefore, it can be more challenging for someone to estimate exactly how much THC they are consuming. As a result, it is far easier for someone to overdose.
Furthermore, THC consumed in edibles has to be digested before your body can absorb it. Therefore, people may not feel the impact of THC until significantly later. By that time, they may have ingested several other edibles as well. Particularly for inexperienced users, this can lead to some severe side effects.
The Treatment of Acute Marijuana Toxicity
Even though acute marijuana toxicity does not get as much attention as heroin or cocaine, it can lead to serious health problems. Some of the signs of marijuana toxicity include paranoia, confusion, hallucinations, and even cardiac events. Therefore, anyone who is concerned that someone they know has taken too much marijuana should go to the emergency room right away. Then, it is essential to seek long-term medical care related to substance abuse and addiction. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we are here to help you with this.
Contact Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge Today
If you are looking for assistance related to THC edibles, we are here to help you. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we will use all of the resources available to help you with substance abuse and addiction. We will work with you personally, developing a customized treatment plan that has been developed specifically for you. That way, we place you in the best position possible not just to get sober but also to protect your long-term health. To learn more about the treatment programs that we have available, please contact us today at 844.442.8673. We look forward to hearing from you.