Since edible products containing cannabis have recently been available at the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), an analysis is requested in order to inform the population about the risks associated with the consumption of this type of product.
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According to the Cannabis Vigilance Committee, it is important to understand not only cannabis consumption behaviors in this form, but also the intentions of consumers.
"This analysis is all the more important since one of the objectives of the legalization of cannabis is the migration of consumers from the illegal market to the legal one without encouraging consumption", recalled the president of the Vigilance Committee on Cannabis, Dr. Julie Loslier.
The organization believes that edibles containing cannabis pose a risk to consumers given the different reactions they provide.
“While the effects of smoked cannabis are felt within seconds or minutes after consumption (maximum effect around 30 minutes), those of ingested cannabis take much longer to act (first effects appear after 30 minutes up to two hours with maximum effects taking up to four hours to manifest). Effects can last up to 12 hours, but some residual effects can last up to 24 hours,” the organization said in a statement.
Remember that the sale of products containing cannabis has been authorized in SQDC branches since November 2019 under certain conditions.