Are THC Edibles Dangerous?

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Are THC Edibles Dangerous?

THC edibles are often sweet treats that contain some cannabis product in them. THC edibles typically contain the psychoactive component of marijuana. This type of product can make a person high. CBD edibles, another popular edible, do not have THC in them, for the most part, but can be beneficial for health improvement. In all cases, you should know more about marijuana edibles before consuming them.

If you or a loved one is struggling with marijuana use in any form, Red Oak Recovery® can help with complicated addictions. Contact us today by calling us at 866.457.7590 for more information about our marijuana addiction treatment.

What Is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. It is this component that can make a person feel high and euphoric when people consume these products. THC edibles, then, typically can make a person feel high. These may include things like cookies or brownies. They may also be available in a gummy form. They taste sweet and harmless, but they can also, unfortunately, cause addiction.

What About CBD Edibles?

CBD edibles, such as gummies, gums, and even beverages, do not contain THC. They have cannabidiol oil. They are not FDA-approved for food consumption, making it hard to know what you’re consuming. These products legally include no more than 0.3% of THC in them. They will not make a person high, but cannabidiol oil can help assist the medical needs of some people.

What Are the Health Risks of THC Edibles?

Marijuana edibles are risky for several reasons. First, these products are not well regulated, meaning what is contained in them is not always fully disclosed. That means a person could be consuming chemicals, other drugs, or even high doses of marijuana that can be dangerous. Also, they contain THC in them, which is addictive. A person can develop an addiction to marijuana due to consuming edibles, mostly when consumed alongside other drug use.

There are serious side effects from the use of THC products like this. That may include:

  • Confusion
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • A drop in respiration rates

Some people have serious health effects from taking these products. This may include heart problems due to rhythm irregularities. It may also lead to motor function impairment, which can lead to trouble walking, operating a vehicle, or engaging in activities.

It’s also more likely that a person consuming these edibles can harm themselves or hurt others. Some individuals have a delayed onset of the effects of THC edibles. As a result, they consume a large amount of them, causing illness and intense hallucinations or delusions. A person may be fully unaware of what they are doing, leading to a risk of engaging in poor behaviors. People using these products may be at a higher risk for engaging in unprotected sex, other drug use, and reckless activities.

Finding Help for THC Addiction

What are edibles doing to you? If you are unsure, seek out help from an addiction treatment center. Our Red Oak Recovery® team can offer THC addiction treatment and help a person overcome the adverse side effects of overconsumption of edibles.

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Overcome Addiction by Calling Red Oak Recovery®

THC edibles seem harmless enough, but they can lead to complications in health and addiction. If you are using edibles and finding yourself craving them often, it’s time to seek treatment. At Red Oak Recovery®, we offer support for all forms of addiction, including those engaging in marijuana edibles and other drugs. To learn more, contact us by calling 866.457.7590 or connecting with us online.