Several US states, including Colorado, have recently legalised marijuana. Psychiatry Advisor have highlighted an opinion piece published in JAMA Psychiatry that looks at the expected and unexpected health implications for those using the drug:
"Edible marijuana products account for the majority of marijuana intoxication-related health care visits. The recommended amount of THC for intoxication is anywhere from 10-30 mg; however, edible products often contain 100 mg of THC. Inconsistencies in manufacturing further complicate this, with products containing THC levels that vary anywhere from 0 to 146 mg."
This post isn't intended to spark a debate about the ethics of using herbs, etc that are illegal where you live, but to point out the associated dangers of using remedies where the growing and manufacturing process can lead to such widely varying concentrations of the active ingredient.
Photo: Yes I know these are not a marijuana seedlings. They are actually a couple of paddy melon plants that have come up after some unseasonal summer rain, along with some barley sprouting in the background. These plants grow well even in hot, dry conditions but unlike other melons, they sadly have a bitter taste.