Higher dose cannabis edibles could actually protect kids
Pediatric poisoning from cannabis edibles at home—for a lot of parents, it’s a nightmare scenario.
On July 16, a group at a barbecue at a house in Victoria, B.C. noticed that some of their children were acting strangely. When they questioned them, the kids admitted they had found candy in a room in the house and had gobbled it down without asking for permission first.
They rushed five children under the age of 10 to the hospital, who were observed and deemed okay to be released that day. They also called the police.
“The use of cannabis products is permitted under provincial and federal law in Canada,” Victoria Police advised in a press release
“However, given the close resemblance of some products to non-cannabis products, officers are urging those who use cannabis products to safely store them out of the reach of inquisitive children.”
After looking more closely at the candy packaging, the parents were horrified to discover the candy was THC-infused “Stoner Patch Kids,” unregulated cannabis-infused edibles that come in familiar packaging that looks a lot like Sour Patch Kids.
It’s not the first time. Some kids haven’t been as lucky, and have experienced much more severe reactions.