- Edible cannabis products are absorbed slowly
- Consumers of cannabis edibles often mistake the delayed effect for insufficiency, leading to overdosing
- DehydraTECH drug-delivery platform speeds up absorption, reducing overdose risk
Sometimes what is gained on the roundabouts is lost on the swings, to paraphrase an old saying. Cannabis liberalization has introduced an entirely new sector to the food and beverage industry – namely, cannabis edibles such as cookies, chocolates and candies. It’s a sector that appears poised for growth. But as mass consumption increases, a hidden problem is emerging (http://cnw.fm/JwQv3). Because bioabsorption rates via edibles are slower than those via smoking, oral ingestion is leading to unexpected challenges. Consumers mistake the slow onset of effect of traditional cannabis edibles for not enough cannabinoid, so they increase consumption which can lead to overdosing. However, a biotech solution from Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) appears to solve this problem. The company’s DehydraTECH(TM) drug-delivery platform greatly increases the rate at which drugs like cannabis are absorbed by the body. The technology could be used to avoid overdoses before they ever begin.
Consumers have certainly developed a taste for cannabis. A recent report projects the global cannabis-edibles market will reach over $11.6 billion by 2025, climbing at a CAGR of 25 percent, from $2.4 billion in…
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