Powdered Marijuana – The New Weed
A few weeks ago we discussed powdered alcohol and what that was all about. Now though, we have to consider the possibility of powdered marijuana. Since marijuana has become legal in many states like Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, pot shops will be filling their stored with many types of MJ.
Currently, you can buy normal marijuana that can be smoked, but they also have tons of other things. They sell marijuana candy and candy bars, brownies, muffins, liquid THC, and a host of other things. Powdered marijuana will be their next big seller.
So, What Is Powdered Marijuana?
The way it would work is pretty simple. THC is the main ingredient in marijuana, and it can be extracted from the plant. They could take that liquid THC and put it into a powdered form the same way they do with powdered alcohol. Not only would this lighten the weight, but the powdered marijuana would be stronger.
It will not be just crushed up weed. The THC will be highly concentrated into the cyclodextrins that make up the powder. These particular molecules can hold 60% of their weight in other substances. This will allow powdered marijuana to be upwards of 1,000 times stronger than its counterpart.
The question will be how you use it. Normally, with a cyclodextrin, you need to put it in water to release the contents. I don’t know about you, but drinking powdered marijuana sounds disgusting. More than likely you will just mix it into whatever you are consuming.
It’ll be so strong, you could probably put a small amount of it into your tea and it would be ok. While this may be the best way to use it, should you? Will it be safe? Could you overdose if you added too much?
How Safe Will Powdered Marijuana Be?
From a general point, marijuana in and of itself is relatively safe. The amount required for a lethal dose is far greater than anyone has ever reached. To date, no one has overdosed and died from using marijuana. Even from using other products that were consumed and not smoked.
Too much can cause someone to get sick, or even have a level of psychosis, but no one has died. As of now, powdered marijuana has not been perfected yet. We couldn’t know yet if someone could take enough powdered marijuana to overdose though.
It does have the potential to give a much more intense and easier high for users though. It will more than likely not be able to be consumed without first mixing it with water though. There have been cases of people eating too much marijuana chocolate, but no deaths occurred and the person was fine.
This could be a concern with powdered marijuana though.
Are The Youth Going To Be At A Higher Risk For Using Powdered Marijuana?
Some people are concerned that teens will be able to get powdered marijuana much easier than normal marijuana. To be clear, most people will have tried marijuana at least once by the time they’re 18. It is the number one drug tried by that age, even over alcohol. In states that have legalized marijuana, the number of teens using it has actually dropped.
To be clear though, powdered marijuana will have the same rules and regulations as regular marijuana has. Teens tend to find a way to get their hands on drugs or alcohol whether it’s legal or not. Powdered marijuana will not add or subtract from this situation.
At the end of the day, it’ll come down to the parents to help keep their child from using these substances and educating them of the dangers. Another thing is that if you know what’s in your teen’s room, powdered marijuana will be pretty hard to hide. A green powder will be very out of place in there.
In the end, this really isn’t an issue at all. It will be no easier to hide from parents than regular marijuana is. If your teen is keeping random things of powder in the room, you might want to look into that in the first place. Keeping a close watch on your children is one of the jobs of being a parent.
Recovering From Powdered Marijuana
Marijuana itself has no physically addictive properties. An addiction to marijuana is mainly a psychological one, and not chemical. Psychological addictions though can be just as powerful and symptomatic as physical ones.
In any case, marijuana could trigger a relapse to another drug if you are already in recovery or trying to not do other things. In many cases, people in recovery will use another drug instead of the original one they were addicted to thinking it’s not the same.
While true that it’s not the same drug, it can still end up triggering your previous addiction. This will cause you to end up using it or something worse during your relapse. It would be best to stay away from powdered marijuana just like you would from any other drug.
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