There are a number of products derived from cannabis that come in a processed form that does not require inhalation to be administered. These smokeless cannabis options, known as marijuana infused products or MIPs, are ingested orally, applied to the skin, or administered sublingually (under the tongue).
The effects experienced from consuming MIPs vary depending on the method of administration, but they will all be different from inhalation because they are processed differently by the body. In simplified terms, the active compounds in cannabis will bind with endocannabinoid receptors and cross the blood-brain barrier at different rates depending on whether they’re metabolized by the liver, processed in the lungs, or applied externally to the skin.
Through analytical testing, we can verify the potency of Marijuana Infused Products so that consumers can track effects and avoid problems related to consuming too much. Additionally, chemical analysis confirms that the same food-safety standards as for unmedicated foods or orally administered medicines are met.