Monday, November 22, 2010
Can you Cook with Marinol (Dronabinol)?
Marinol and Dronabinol are synthetic THC medications that have been created in a laboratory. Many argue that their beneficial effects pale in comparison to that of cannabis. AID's patients complain that it makes them feel more drugged but does not create the hunger to combat their wasting syndrome, that is is not as efficient as a sleep aid, and also there is a lethal dose.
But at least they can be trademarked so the pharmaceutical companies can make some money!
The answer to the question is no. Although Marinol is a synthetic THC oil, it is not one that can be cooked with. No brownies, no space cakes, and especially no canna butter. Scientifically when cannabis is cooked the delta 9 cannabinoids change to become delta 11 cannabinoids. At this point the cooked
cannabis becomes 11-OH-*9-THC. The problem is that Marinol and Dronabinol are Delta 9 and cannot change by being heated or cooked. It is a static and stable THC.
I highly recommend anyone who has a prescription for Marinol or Dronabinol try the healthy and natural alternative first. Try cannabis the way it was intended, then make up your own mind.