Study looks at health effects of eating marijuana

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Researchers at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and Indiana University Bloomington have conducted a study in which mice voluntarily ate a dough that contained THC, the primary psychoactive component in marijuana.

The study opens the door for additional studies that will help shed light on behavioral and physiological effects that occur in people when they eat food infused with marijuana.

The study found the mice were less active and their body temperatures were lower after consuming the edible.

The researchers also noted that the effects of edible THC varied based on the subject’s sex.

Understanding the health effects of eating marijuana edibles is important, given the growing popularity of that method of consumption in states where marijuana has been legalized.

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