The Edible Complex

“Looks like we’ll never run out of new patients,” sighs a counselor who works in treatment programs for adults and adolescents.

Among the many, many, many articles on the booming cannabis industry, here’s one that caught me by surprise. I knew marijuana chemists were hard at work developing new ways to grab market share, but somehow I missed this one.

It's fast-acting cannabis edibles.

I was under the impression that slower absorption and extended duration of effect were what made edibles both more effective for pain and less vulnerable to abuse than the inhaled variety. Turns out that some folks in the cannabis industry apparently saw that as a problem.

This showed up in our local paper:  Businesswoman from just-say-no era pushes cannabis bill

The company’s new form of fast edible, patent-pending, is absorbed inside the mouth, via “water-friendly” molecules of CBD and THC. This allows the drug to bypass the gut and the liver, where THC is normally substantially degraded. As a result, where ordinary edibles may take 45-90 minutes to reach full effect, this newer stuff acts in just two...

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“Looks like we’ll never run out of new patients,” sighs a counselor who works in treatment programs for adults and adolescents.

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The Edible Complex

“Looks like we’ll never run out of new patients,” sighs a counselor who works in treatment programs for adults and adolescents.

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