Marijuana Based Edibles

Self-medication with cannabis in ingested forms, such as cookies, brownies or oil, seems to be particularly popular among North-American patients. Unfortunately, there currently are no scientifically approved methods available for the analysis of cannabinoids and/or terpenes in edibles containing herbal cannabis or extracts. As a result, no good scientific data is available on the potency, composition or consistency of edibles. Theoretically, issues that are likely to occur with edibles include proper mixing (ensuring one cookie has the same potency as the next), and stability of these products during storage. Consequently, the use of standardized recipes and procedures is probably even more important for edibles than for the other administration forms.
Because they are so different from modern medicines, these kind of cannabis preparations are usually not used in any research projects.