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Harm reduction information for cannabis edible products

Cannabis can be taken in different ways by smoking, eating or drinking in herbal tea. It can also come as oils or as concentrates such as 'shatter'. 

Cannabis ‘edibles’ are food products infused with cannabis. Edibles come in many forms—including cakes, sweets, ’gummy bears’, 'cannabis gummies' chocolates and lozenges. They have many different names that include 'Space cakes', 'Gummies', 'THC sweets' 'Edibles', 'THC Lean'. Learn more about edibles here.

It’s safer not to use at all and you can never be fully sure how you will react to substances. 

If you choose to use edibles see below advice to reduce the harms. 

Although taking too much may not be fatal, it can cause paranoia, anxiety, vomiting, nausea, delusions or hallucinations which can frightening or lead to accidental injury.


Image source: The Global Drugs Survey

For information about cannabis, download the Cannabis and You resource

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