Watch out for cannabis candies this Halloween

1031-marijuana-candyPortland, Ore. – Experts are warning parents to be on the lookout for marijuana edibles that could be mixed in along with their kids’ Halloween candy.

According to the Oregon Poison Center, so far there haven’t been any reports of people mixing edibles with regular candy, but it’s a time when there is a lot of candy around the house. They’re concerned Halloween candy could get mixed up with cannabis-containing candies.

The center is urging anyone with cannabis candy to separate them from regular candy and lock them up.

OPC said it’s a good idea to avoid candy that isn’t commercially wrapped. Any product that has cannabis should have a small red label on it that states the contents.

Officials said low doses of cannabis are likely to cause mild symptoms in kids, but the poison center has seen instances of hospitalizations from kids eating homemade pot brownies.

For more information, visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/outreach/oregon-poison-center/

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