'Edibles': The Growing Popularity of Marijuana in Food

Nov 12, 2015 05:00 PM EST | By abbie uychiat

Over the years, marijuana has grown huge in terms of popularity as it is already legal in most states. Marijuana consumption has been rampant but with minimal side effects. As per the Love to Know website, the growing popularity of marijuana in food is now socially acceptable, and most food products in states with which pot is legal are often infused with the herb.

Pot does have a distinct flavor and sweet aroma which can be good with cooking. As per the website, Because THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in marijuana is oil and fat soluble, when marijuana is cooked with butter or oil; the psychogenic properties of marijuana are extracted and can easily be added to a variety of foods.

'Edibles' are often used as an alternative, instead of smoking pot, it is being eaten. It does have a strong kick, as per Berkeley Patients Care; it does have a delayed effect unlike smoking which can take 40 mins to an hour after being consumed.

The Huffpost website then added that weed does make food taste better, and the website came up with numerous examples on how the legalization of marijuana can change the food industry in the next 10 years.

One of which is when Edibles will eventually make it big in the food industry where in you can openly get a marijuana infused brownie without fuzz.

Next is that stoners will "explore" a healthier option in choosing their munchies. Munchies are often associated with junk food such as a bag of chips, greasy burgers, nachos, ice cream, and chocolate chips, but truth be told, marijuana makes every food taste better. As per the website, if weed is legalized, stoners will eventually be more health conscious and would slowly shift their diet to a healthier choice.

Those these life changing ways may sound ridiculous, but who knows, having pot legalized did bring in a lot of money for the state out of the marijuana tax, so it does bring a lot of revenue.


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