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LKSD Safety Coordinator Perry Barr, who oversees everything regarding school safety from drugs and alcohol to security issues, says that the laced “gummy bear” candies were sold at $5 a piece.
“The dangerous thing about that is you don’t know the potency of the THC that’s in the gummy bears,” Barr said.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Barr says that high doses of it in edibles can have much more intense and long lasting effects than a small amount. He says that the issue of edibles is a new one for the district.
“Since Alaska legalized marijuana, they also legalized edibles. So marijuana, or the THC, is coming in many different forms. Unfortunately, some of those forms are in candy,” said Barr.
Read the full story by Christine Trudeau on KYUK here!
By: Chase Rader
Halloween scaremongering is nothing new. Since 1959, concerned parents have warned against the risk of finding poisoned candy or razors and needles in their kid’s bags. Although there have been a handful of confirmed cases of tampering with candy, the majority of these stories have been hoaxes that were later debunked.
With states across the country legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use there is a new kind of paranoia sweeping the country: the fear that someone will slip a cannabis-infused food into your kid’s trick-or-treat bag, giving them an unwanted high on top of their sugar high.
When Canada first voted to legalize recreational cannabis they planned to ban edibles, but this recent “proposed amendment would provide certainty and timing for Canadians and the industry that edibles containing cannabis and cannabis concentrates will be authorized for sale no more than 12 months of the proposed cannabis act,” said Liberal committee member John Oliver.”
Canada is hoping that legal edibles “will help combat a key black market sector and help mitigate the food safety and mis-dosing risks.” Keeping edibles illegal would only give power to black market edibles, which have no safety/testing requirements. Legal edibles, on the other hand, can be regulated so they are accurately dosed, safely tested, and properly labeled.
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“The new law, approved during a June special session, allows the state’s medical-marijuana operators to sell edible products — currently banned in Florida — to qualified patients, so long as the products aren’t geared toward children.
To “discourage consumption of edibles by children,” the law requires health officials to determine “by rule any shapes, forms, and ingredients allowed and prohibited for edibles.”
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“Children are at particular risk of cannabis toxicity because cannabis-containing food products, known as edibles, look extremely similar to regular candy.”
Children are not the only ones at risk! When edibles look identical to regular food it makes it nearly impossible for an adult to distinguish them as well. There IS a solution!
Marking edibles with the green cross makes it easy for kids and adults to #SpotThePot