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Nature’s Gift Shop Blog
The Nature’s Gift Shop blog is a valuable resource to keep you informed and up to date on legal developments, medical research, and other stories from the expanding universe of legal marijuana in Colorado and throughout the U.S.
When you walk into your local marijuana dispensary, you’re greeted with an array of choices, which may include a broad spectrum of flowers, concentrates, topicals, tinctures, and edibles. Each form of cannabis has different effects on the mind and body, and these effects can vary considerably among users. Which form is best for you depends on the effects you seek, your personal preferences, and your individual endocannabinoid system.
Many patients today are turning to cannabis for relief from chronic or recurring pain. The availability of this safe and effective alternative to opioids has proven to decrease overdose deaths and emergency room visits. Patients can benefit even further, however, when they understand what cannabis products provide the most effective relief from their pain. In the first part of this series, we discussed the pain-reducing capacity of different components of marijuana. Today’s article will look at how different cannabis preparations can provide specific types of pain relief.
5 Things to Know about Cannabis Edibles
New Regulations in Colorado
Colorado has recently tightened regulation of marijuana edibles, which makes up around 45% of the state’s legal cannabis market. The move was prompted in part by concerns about the safety of edible pot, particularly in the wake of two widely-publicized deaths and increased calls to medical facilities following state legalization of cannabis for anyone over 21. The new rules, which require that edibles be portioned into clearly identifiable servings containing no more than 10 mg of TCH apiece, make it easier for consumers of Colorado edible marijuana products to moderate their dosage and limit undesirable side effects. Additional packaging requirements also more clearly differentiate these products from ordinary snacks and makes them less accessible to children.