Medical marijuana edibles debut in Illinois, come with risks

Under the state’s pilot program, edible products must be manufactured by licensed cultivation centers, the same businesses growing cannabis in locked indoor facilities. The square-inch chocolates contain 10 milligrams of THC, marijuana’s leading active ingredient, and come in three flavors: milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate-raspberry. Dispensaries are required to provide information about the various forms and methods of cannabis administration, and possible side effects. The Illinois Department of Public Health is drafting guidance for patients regarding edible forms of cannabis and will distribute shortly, state officials said.

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