Pat Mould photo by Kathy Romero

Chef Pat Mould visited 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' today and in light of on-going discussions about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado he decided to focus on it's medical use.

According to Chef Mould,

Marijuana edibles is a big business.  As long as they've been tokin' they've been making brownies but now they're taking into a whole new level.  There are companies that do nothing but produce edibles with marijuana in them.

Understanding that many people use marijuana to relieve side effects of radiation or chemo treatments we questioned why these companies were producing food items containing marijuana and Mould said,

Some people prefer to ingest their marijuana by eating it as opposed to smoking it because they just don't like the smoking aspect of it.

Aside from not contending with smoke, eating marijuana offers benefits according to Mould,

I don't know this personally, but I'm told smoking marijuana affects the body quicker because the chemicals enter the blood stream through the lungs.  On the other hand eating the marijuana causes the chemicals to enter the blood stream through the digestive process and takes 20 to 30 minutes to take affect.

 

You can hear the entire interview with Chef Pat Mould by clicking on the link below: