Americans Would Probably Gobble Up Marijuana Edibles If They Were Legal Nationwide

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In other words, mice consumed marijuana edibles (1-10mg/kg) until they sunk into a headspace better than their existence without the drug. But now that weed has gone legal in a number of states, opening the market up to a variety of products, cannabis edibles are just a regular part of the scene and becoming increasingly popular. The results, which were published in the latest journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, indicate that the population would probably become regular consumers of edibles. When given the ability to self-administer a THC-infused dough (made of flour, sugar, salt, glycerol and THC) the mice reportedly opted to eat enough edible THC to alter their behavior. Some of the latest data shows that the edibles sector could be worth upwards of $4.1 billion by 2022.

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Eating marijuana was once just a novelty approach to getting high, done on special occasions. Someone would, say, read an article in High Times magazine on how to mix up a batch of pot brownies and then spent the next three days completely blasted out of their mind. But now that weed has gone legal in a number of states, opening the market up to a variety of products, cannabis edibles are just a regular part of the scene and becoming increasingly popular.

Some of the latest data shows that the edibles sector could be worth upwards of $4.1...

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