Unsurprisingly, cannabis use has seen a surge ever since it was legalized. Among all the cannabis products that have been sold, 45% of it were edibles. These cannabis-infused products that come in the form of chocolates, beverages, and baked goods make a better alternative for users to benefit from the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) without the need for inhalation. This unfortunately has also led to the increase in cannabis-related emergency visits.
Scientists and policy-makers have focused on the chemical and medical aspects of cannabis use. But few studies have been conducted on the social aspect. Recreational cannabis may be more widely accepted, but its consumption should be held to a certain degree of responsibility from its user. On the reverse, products should also be regulated to ensure labels display accurate information, especially the level of THC.