Copycat pot edibles that look like candy are poisoning kids, doctors say
The package on the right is regular candy, the other contains enough THC to seriously harm an adult. CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Copycat pot edibles that look like candy are poisoning kids, doctors say

Websites 'flagrantly' selling edibles that violate federal rules, lawyer says Rosa Marchitelli · CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2021 1:00 AM PT | Last Updated: January 25
Picture Caption: The package on the right is regular candy, the other contains enough THC to seriously harm an adult. Health Canada rules say cannabis-infused edibles can't be packaged with images or bright colours that can appeal to children, must have child safety warnings and be child-resistant.

Dr. Jane Pegg couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the pot edibles that had poisoned a two-year-old who had been rushed to the emergency room in October.

"It so shocked and appalled me … the package looked almost identical to gummies that are sold as candies in the store," the Nanaimo, B.C., pediatrician said.

The boy wasn't moving and was having trouble breathing.

His distraught mother had accidentally given him marijuana-laced gummies that contained a massive dose of THC — a psychoactive compound in cannabis — thinking it was candy.

The edibles belonged to the child's grandfather, who has arthritis, and are sold under the names "Stoney Patch" and "Stoner Patch."

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