It's easy for a child to confuse them with common foods. However, these products are not safe for children. If your child eats an edible product with THC, they could become seriously ill. They may even have to go to the hospital.
Cannabis edibles are usually sweet or savoury products that are naturally appealing to young children. Children who use edible cannabis products can have serious and sometimes fatal side effects. The number of calls to poison control related to edible marijuana products is already higher this year than in all of last year. Nearly 500 panic calls have been made and many of them involve children aged 5 and younger who have consumed an edible, and a guardian is concerned.
Most people have heard of marijuana edibles, which are illegal in Florida without a medical marijuana card, but there is another drug that is perfectly legal, and even sold in convenience stores, that has similar psychoactive effects. However, both the CDC and the FDA state that Delta products are potentially dangerous drugs that have caused thousands of accidental poisonings. We have delved into the warning to understand what you need to know about a drug that is being called the next big thing in cannabis. How much people consume of the finished product depends on them.
If you are 18 years old, it's your choice. The problem is that the poison center receives calls about children under 6 years old who consume Delta groceries. Dawn Sollee, from Poison Control, said that because of the ease of access, the appearance (and even the taste) of the products, they may seem harmless, but the toxicity that these products can have on a young child cannot be underestimated. While no one has ever died from acute marijuana poisoning, unwittingly eating food by a child could pose a serious health problem.
They may experience drowsiness, dizziness, loss of balance, fast heartbeat, nausea, fever, confusion, paranoia, or difficulty breathing. If they ingest enough THC, Hoffman says they could have seizures or go into a coma. But even if a child doesn't get very sick from food mixed with marijuana, the strangeness of the whole experience can traumatize them and frighten their parents as well. Marijuana can be dangerous in all its forms for children and adolescents, both in the short and long term.
That's why it's important for parents to understand how much THC food products contain and how THC is absorbed by the body. Parents also need to know how to keep children safe.