Thursday, March 30, 2023


Are THC edibles snacks?


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles come in many different forms. They can come in the form of cookies, gummies, brownies, chocolates, and many others.  The packaging for these edibles can sometimes resemble brand name snacks and candies we are used to eating. This packaging and product look-a-like can be confusing even to adults. You really have to take a close look at the packaging to even know that it contains THC. 


So, are THC edibles snacks?  Can we eat the whole package of cookies or gummies, or the entire chocolate bar?  The answer is No, they are not intended to be snacks. For example, in a package of 20 THC edible gummy bears, each bear is supposed to be “one dose” of THC as per the product label. In a THC edible chocolate bar, the whole bar may be 20 doses of THC, according to the product label.  Therefore, the THC edible chocolate bar must be broken up into 20 pieces, with each piece eaten at a different sitting, according to the label.  Another thing to keep in mind is that THC edibles are not for children! THC consumption by children is illegal in the U.S..  Adults need to treat THC edibles like they treat alcohol or medications.  They should be keep locked up and out of sight from children.  Since these edibles look like normal candies and food items, they can easily be confused by a child and even an adult.   


Other things to keep in mind:

THC laws are very different state by state and THC containing products are not legal in all states, like Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, just to name a few.  THC edibles are also not regulated by the FDA

Each THC containing product is supposed to indicate what “a dose” of THC is on the product label.  You must read the product label so that you know the amount of THC you are consuming before you dive into snaking on the whole thing.  That is, assuming the label is accurate…


Map of cannabis laws in the US