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The cannabis edibles market is expected to quadruple to $4.1 Billion by 2022, the product’s appeal will attract new consumers, young and old. The million dollar question is how do I find my proper chill level when consuming edibles, while there are contributing factors such as weight and age.

Using edibles with more 2.5 to 5 mg of THC or products with more CBD than THC reduces risks of adverse effects of cannabis and if you don’t feel anything at all, please do not attempt consume more.

Edibles can take hours to kick in and the effects can last for half a day.

Mixing cannabis with alcohol or other drugs is also not recommended as it can get you too high.

Almost 60 percent of young adults aged 17 to 24 polled said they use cannabis exclusively for non-medical purposes but how cannabis impacts youth has also been the focus of most cannabis research.

According to Dr. Christina Grant:
Most brain development has occurred by age 25, so if we could convince youth to hold off until their mid-20s, that would be the best way to go,” she said.
Health Canada warns daily or near-daily use as a teen can increase the risk of mental health problems, dependence and disorders related to anxiety and depression. It also notes about one in six who start using cannabis as a teen become addicted. Overall, health effects on teens are still a developing field of research.

However seniors are joining the cannabis bandwagon in larger numbers than any other age group in the country. Researchers are also focusing on the older demographic to try and find health benefits tied to cannabis.

For seniors who are on medications, some can amplify the high from cannabis with more THC by breaking down the compound at the same time as the liver. These include heartburn drugs, macrolides, calcium blockers used to treat high blood pressure and antidepressants. THC can also speed up someone’s heart rate.

CBD, the non-psychoactive compound mainly used for medical cannabis, increases the effects of senior’s prescription drugs by slowing their metabolism.

Seniors also need to remember today’s cannabis is much stronger than the drug used in the 1960's and back in the day!

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