Marijuana edibles are not for children — yet they look often look like candy, which is. Unsurprisingly, since many states legalized marijuana sales and consumption, there’s been an uptick in the number of children getting into their parents’ stash of edibles, and eating them like, well, candy.
Here in Massachusetts, South Shore Health reports that its pediatric emergency department has seen a rise in cases involving kids who’ve become ill after eating candies, chocolates, sours and “gummies” that contain THC over the past few months.
The health system told NewsCenter 5 that a teenager was treated in the emergency department last week after having consumed five fruit-flavored candies that each contained 600 mg of THC.
A spokesperson added that South Shore Hospital has treated patients as young as 6 who have ingested THC-laced candies and treats.
“Children often can’t tell the difference between a food product laced with THC and