Sensible warning from Canadian researchers

Edible cannabis products are now available in Canada – who said 2020 wouldn’t be a great year, eh, dudes? – and thousands and thousands of Canadians will now rush, I am sure, to stock up on muffins, brownies, or whatever manner of foodstuff some entrepreuneurial brains will discover are easy to market if they are loaded with cannabis.

And as always, nearly all those people will wait eagerly – it takes much longer for edible cannabis to hit your brain and nervous system than it does for inhaled cannabis to do the same, thus necessitating the need for patience – for only the benefits of such products to hit them, and if you were seduced by the ahead-of-time hype about medical cannabis, that list of potential benefits is nearly endless.

As well, you can bet that very few of those people will think of the potential adverse consequences because, well, just because that’s the way we are abut everything medical and medicinal – we expect only positive results, never negative consequences.

So it’s great, I think, that a recent article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal warned about the potential dangers from edible cannabis, which stem mostly from our total lack of knowledge about the effects of such products, in that unlike with medications, we cannot yet tell with any degree of accuracy what the effect of any such product will be in any individual who ingests one.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try an edible cannabis product if you have the kind of problem – chronic anxiety, for example – that is most likely to benefit from such a product.

It does mean, though, that you should be extra cautious – for a start, no driving for several hours at least afterwards, especially if you plan to drive in any area of Canada that I am driving in at the same time – the first few times yo do chew down on one.