Someone told me it is important to make marijuana butter, oil, or other infusions from cannabis because just eating the plant can be harmful, but then I found another article that makes capsules from ground up decarboxylated flowers. I am so confused! Which is right?
You’re not alone if you are confused. There is A LOT of inaccurate and conflicting information out there for sure, and a lot of the people holding themselves up as experts do not know what they are talking about. This is one of the biggest reasons I do these videos and why I created my online courses.
Eating the cannabis plant itself, whether decarboxylated or in its raw nonpsychoactive state, is not harmful, so that part of the information you got is far off the mark.
That said, some people do find the plant material difficult to digest, and some report mild stomach upset or distress. These folks may find they also have trouble with other high fiber vegetables besides just cannabis.
But most people have no such issues.
If you have tried eating or cooking with straight flowers minus the infusion and are happy with the results, you’re fine. Otherwise, you will likely have better luck with an infusion. But eating the plant, in and of itself, is not harmful.