In the recreational cannabis market, edibles are a popular product. But when manufacturing THC-infused candies, baked goods, or other sweets, it’s important to take precautions and follow standard safety standards. For example, these products should always be clearly marked to avoid accidental consumption by someone else. Accidental ingestion of marijuana—or any other drug for that matter—can be very unpleasant or dangerous in some circumstances. Even something as innocent as a peanut allergy can become a serious issue if peanuts are not clearly marked on food labels and another individual consumes them unknowingly. Fortunately, there are several strategies to help avoid dangerous mix-ups with marijuana edibles. Here’s an overview of some simple but effective tips:
Clearly Marking Marijuana Edibles
In any controlled substance situation, the most important rule is to clearly mark the items that contain the substance in question. If you’re manufacturing and distributing cannabis-infused foods, make sure that the product is clearly marked as such. If you’re consuming the product at home, make sure that you store it safely out of the reach of children and others who may consume it accidentally. Make sure the product is clearly labeled as containing THC and include the amount of THC present. There are many different types of THC-containing products, so make sure you are marking the correct item and amount of THC.
Use Child-Proof Packaging
Beyond just making sure that the product is clearly marked, it is also important to pack it in child-proof packaging. If you are manufacturing marijuana candies or another edible product, you should use child-proof packaging. If you are consuming the product at home, it’s a good idea to store it in child-proof containers. This may seem like an obvious safety tip, but it is one that is often overlooked when discussing marijuana edibles. Child-proof packaging is often used to keep children out of dangerous products like prescription medication and household cleaners. If you are manufacturing marijuana edibles, make sure you are packaging them in a way that will keep them out of the reach of children and other unsuspecting individuals.
Don’t Mix Marijuana Edibles With Other Food
Marijuana edibles should be kept in a separate location from other foods. If you have cannabis edibles in your home, make sure that the they are stored away from other foods in order to avoid accidental mix-ups. This is particularly important if you are consuming the marijuana edibles with a group of people. Make sure your edibles are clearly distinguishable from other foods that don’t contain cannabis so it’s obvious what is infused.
Use Clear Labeling and Warning Signs
If you are manufacturing marijuana candies and other foods, it’s a good idea to include clear warning signs on the packaging as well as the actual food product. Make sure the packaging explicitly states that the product contains THC and other cannabinoids. Make sure that the amount of THC in the product is clearly marked as well. Warn others that the product may be dangerous to consume in large quantities. If you are consuming the marijuana edibles at home, make sure that you clearly mark the packaging or container you store it in and include a warning sign. Make sure that others who may come across the marijuana edibles know that the product is for willing adults only and must be kept out of reach of minors.
The most important thing to remember about marijuana edibles is that they must be clearly marked. This is true both for manufacturing and consumption. If you are making marijuana edibles, make sure that the product is clearly marked as such. If you are consuming the product at home, make sure that you store it safely out of the reach of children and others who may consume it accidentally. For those interested in consuming marijuana edibles, be sure to clearly mark the product as containing THC and include the amount of THC present. Additionally, it is important to store the edibles in a separate location from other foods.