Edibles Are the Safest Way to Consume Cannabis, according to the Average American

The safest way to consume cannabis is through edibles, according to the average American. That's what researchers found after a recent survey 9,000 respondents across the United States.

The study - which has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine - discovered that 25 percent of respondents picked cannabis-infused edibles as the safest form of marijuana consumption. 

Another interesting find was that 16 percent of Americans believe smoking marijuana safer than vaping, which a mere three percent consider the safest method of consumption. This is perhaps not surprising given the joint continues to be the preferred method of consumption for many people. The scientific evidence of the safety of smoking vs vaping has been much debated in recent years too, so it's really not clear which is better for you just yet.

And what did people believe was the least safe cannabis consumption method? That award goes to dabbing, with a mere one percent of respondents saying they thought it was the safest method. 

Meanwhile, a whopping 53 percent of respondents said there is no safe way to consume cannabis at all. Which suggests that we still have a lot of work to do before we get rid of stigmas created by cannabis prohibition and bolstered by the 'gateway drug theory' and other forms of empty rhetoric that have defined US cannabis policy for decades. 

H/T: Marijuana Moment

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