June 16, 2021
Ashley Laderer, writing about the benefits and risks of weed edibles for INSIDER, cited Eloise Theisen on what people actually mean when they talk about edibles, how long they last, and what they can do. Theisen is a faculty member at Pacific College of Health and Science’s medical cannabis program and president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.
According to Theisen, more cannabis studies have investigated the effects of smoking cannabis instead of consuming it, but evidence has been found to support the use of cannabis for chronic pain relief as well as to alleviate nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms suffered by cancer patients. As edibles can come in a wide range of dosages, Theisen suggests that it is probably wise to “go low and start slow”–such as 1 milligram–and slowly increase the dosage as dictated by the effects of the edible as well as tolerance.