Safety with edibles

  • Although smoking marijuana has the added risk of harmful smoke exposure, eating or drinking marijuana still exposes you to THC, the chemical that makes you “high.”
  • As of February 2015, all edible retail marijuana products must have clear single servings of 10 mg THC, with no more than 100 mg per product.
  • THC can affect people differently, so be aware of the amount you consume and its impairing effects.
  • If you aren't sure how marijuana will affect you, ingest less than one serving and wait at least 90 minutes and up to four hours before eating or drinking more.
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Food safety with marijuana
  • There’s no way to guarantee safety when putting marijuana in food. You can reduce the risk of bacteria and viruses by following safe food handling practices and good hand washing.
  • More information on safe food handling is available through the state health department's training.
    • The training will help marijuana product manufacturers learn the basics of safe food handling, similar to the training provided to anyone working in the food industry.
    • This training doesn’t address potency, the effects of cooking or other production methods on potency or the amounts of THC within edible products.