Marijuana Variants

Marijuana variants, which include edibles, marijuana wax, marijuana butter, and marijuana oil, can contain high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These alternate forms of marijuana produce different and potentially more intense effects than those caused by smoking. Children in particular are at risk as marijuana edibles are often disguised as hard, gummy, or chocolate candy. Moreover, marijuana wax, butter, and oil are dangerous due to the combustible materials used to produce them.

Even though marijuana edibles may not appear suspicious, they still give off a distinct marijuana odor when the packaging is opened. Marijuana edibles may be branded and wrapped in commercial packaging, which is designed to closely resemble popular brands. They may also be wrapped in ordinary bags or wrappers appearing to be homemade.

THC and CBD (cannabidiol) are the compounds in marijuana sought by users. Edible marijuana delivers these chemicals to the body more slowly, and it can take about an hour for the ingested marijuana to take effect. The effects are also slower to wear off and can last as long as 6 to 8 hours. As a result, it is much easier to over-consume with edibles. Meanwhile, smoking marijuana has almost an immediate effect, and the dosage is easier to control. The delayed effect of edible marijuana increases the risk to children and adults, who may not know that they are eating highly potent forms of marijuana.

In addition to the commercial manufacturers of edibles, there are many who attempt to make marijuana products such as marijuana wax or marijuana butter at home. Due to the frequent use of butane during the process of extracting the THC from the marijuana plant, there have been numerous fires and explosions resulting from marijuana wax production.



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