Truthful Tuesday — Infusion

Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is still filling in for Frank, aka PCGuy, who is taking a temporary hiatus from his Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Melanie asks…

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HEMP INFUSIONS?

Anyone who is familiar with my blog knows that I will occasionally treat myself to a cannabis-infused goodie. And my preferred goodie is Mellows, a cannabis-infused marshmallow.

Of course Melanie’s question focuses on hemp, not marijuana. So let’s talk about the differences between the two. It’s a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant. But they are not. They’re just two different names for cannabis, a type of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family.

The difference between hemp and marijuana is their psychoactive component. Hemp has 0.3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. Thus hemp-derived products don’t contain enough THC to create the high traditionally associated with marijuana.

Another term to know about is CBD. CBD is a chemical found in marijuana. CBD doesn’t contain THC. CBD can come from either hemp or marijuana, but it is often derived from hemp in order to avoid the addition of larger amounts of THC.

So, to answer Melanie’s specific questions:

Is it a good idea even though there is reportedly no THC in the items?

A good idea? For who? For me, if the edible doesn’t have any THC, what’s the point? But whether it’s a good idea for someone else, well, that’s up to them, isn’t it?

Would you eat or drink something made with those products? Why or why not?

Yes, but if I’m going to ingest infused gummies, brownies, mints, marshmallows, tea, or whatever, I would want it to include THC. Why? Because I occasionally enjoy getting high and, except for an occasional beer, I don’t drink alcoholic beverages.

6 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Infusion

  1. Melanie B Cee June 28, 2022 / 1:20 pm

    Thanks for weighing in and giving me some background (that I didn’t know) about THC and the role it plays in the ‘medicinal marijuana”. While in college, I was involved in a debate about cannabis infusions used to ease pain for people, which took an astonishing variety of different products from butter to bread and brownies. And people back then (2000s) got busted if they were caught putting the higher THC products into their recipes, I’m not sure the idea of the infusions had even hit ground zero yet. I took the ‘pro’ side of the debate because, although I don’t use the stuff (I smelled it first in 7th grade, and I actually tried smoking it when I was 19 or 20) It never did anything for me – and I had some excellent teachers in how to toke. Hubby relied on the weed for the entire time we were married too, which could be worrisome at times. I’m fairly sure he would have pooh-pooh’d the whole idea of infusions and medical MJ. We ‘snuck’ some high grade weed into spaghetti sauce and my father said (we didn’t tell him of course, the Mo’ Way doesn’t allow drugs and Pops was a staunch member) he said it was the first night’s sleep he’d gotten since his cancer diagnosis and worsening pain. So hubby got some gel caps, and put the ‘oregano’ into them and told Pop to take one before bed each night. Pop didn’t lose much sleep after that. If my own pain gets beyond what I can tolerate, I’ll be consulting both you and Marilyn about which products and what ‘grade’ are the best for controlling pain too. Thanks Fandango for a whopper of a great post! 😀

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  2. Carol anne June 28, 2022 / 2:42 pm

    well fandango! I understand your wanting to enjoy the infused items, since you don’t drink, and so getting high is an occasional treat! X

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  3. Nope, Not Pam June 29, 2022 / 4:16 am

    Never had either 🙁

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  4. leigha66 June 29, 2022 / 9:32 am

    Want to try the infused goodies for my fibromyalgia pain… sadly not legal here. I keep hoping though! Thanks for all the info Fandango… it does clear up a few questions I have had.

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