Article by Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer
They may be known as “gummies” among people in the know, but local officials want the public to remember that cannabis edibles pack a whallop and are not suitable for children.
In fact, they can be dangerous.
That is the message West Haldimand General Hospital wishes to share following an uptick in the number of children passing through its doors in Hagersville now that edibles laced with the active ingredient in cannabis have been legalized for adult consumption.
“The West Haldimand emergency department has noticed an increase in kids ending up in their care after accidentally eating THC edibles that look like regular candy or other foods,” hospital spokesperson Aaron Gautreau says in a news release.
“As a result, West Haldimand General is reminding people to keep cannabis products locked and out of sight from children.”
Gautreau says children aren’t the only ones who may be confused by the innocent appearance of cannabis edibles.