Cannabis Myth: Eating Cannabis Can Get You “High”

Many people can probably recall a scene in a movie where a person eats a bag of cannabis to hide it from the police and instantly gets “high.” But are they? In reality, it’s extremely unlikely because eating raw cannabis is not intoxicating. Why is that you might ask?

When you eat raw cannabis you are consuming cannabis in its acidic form known as THCA. This compound does not interact with the body in a way which is intoxicating or impairing, but it has been shown to be extremely beneficial from a medical perspective.