Since food products containing cannabis have recently been marketed by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC), an analysis is required to inform the public 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 the behavior of users of cannabis in this form, but also the intentions of users.
“This analysis is all the more important since one of the aims of cannabis legalization is to migrate consumers from the illegal market to the legal market without encouraging consumption,” recalled Dr. Julie Lolier, President of the Cannabis Vigilance Committee. .
The organization believes that cannabis-containing foods pose a risk to consumers given the various reactions they cause.
“While the effects of smoking cannabis are felt within seconds or minutes after consumption (maximum effect is about 30 minutes), the effects of ingested marijuana last much longer (first effects appear in 30 minutes to two hours, and the maximum effect lasts up to four hours) . hours for manifestation). Effects can last up to 12 hours, but some residual effects can last up to 24 hours,” the organization said in a statement.
As a reminder, the sale of products containing cannabis is allowed in SQDC branches from November 2019, subject to certain conditions.