by Dr. Girivar Singhal
Smoking cannabis or marijuana has negative health effects. However, there is an alternative for people who don’t want to smoke but still want to enjoy the effects of cannabis – you can eat and drink it. Many people believe that ingesting their cannabis is a healthier alternative to inhaling it because there is no exposure to carbon-rich smoke. Some people, such as those on supplemental oxygen, turn to edibles when smoking is no longer an option. For people with eating and digestive disorders, edibles are not only a great source of nausea-reducing CBD, but also a vital source of nutrients and calories. The same is true for cancer patients suffering from nausea caused by their treatments, and expecting mothers dealing with hyperemesis (morning sickness). A few patients choose edibles because they are a more discreet way to medicate, while others simply prefer the effects of ingesting cannabis to the effects of smoking.
Dr. Girivar Singhal for The Marijuana Company