Should Parents Fear Marijuana Edibles in Their Kids’ Halloween Candy? No.
Want your brain sucked out by zombies? Yahoo! News is happy to oblige. A recent article screams: “Beware of marijuana edibles in your kids’ Halloween stash, police warn: ‘Not everything is as it seems.'”
Do parents really have to worry edibles in their kids Halloween stash? The news site mentions a single case, from 2019, of two Connecticut kids receiving a package of edibles. (They didn’t eat them.) That’s two kids in a country of about 40 million children under the age of 10. Even the local cops said they didn’t believe this to be a “widespread problem.”
That’s because there’s very little upside for anyone giving away expensive edibles. Even if you’re the type (if there is a type) who thinks, “It would be so hilarious to see a baked Baby Yoda!” you wouldn’t bother giving some random kid cannabis, because you won’t be around for the fun. It’s like paying to see a Broadway show and leaving before the curtain goes up.
Ah, but the absence of a danger is never a reason to avoid scare parents! So the story goes on to describe what would happen if your kid did overdose on edibles and end up in intensive care:
Jamie Alan, an assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University, tells Yahoo Life. “There is a range of symptoms, from loss of coordination and being unbalanced to sleepiness to trouble breathing,” she says. “In severe cases, children can become unconscious and need ventilator support.”
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