keep hemp candy out of reach of children

BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

As Halloween festivities get into full swing, the California Department of Public Health is reminding parents and consumers to keep the sweet taste of cannabis away from children.

Cannabis-derived products with THC may look like gimmicky candy—things like gummies, lollipops, cookies, and the like—but these products can cause adverse reactions in children. Although they may look tempting to eat, the Department of Health said edibles from the weed can cause illness or even death in young people.

Children who eat these products may experience the following symptoms: drowsiness, diarrhea, seizures, uncoordinated movements, slurred speech, vomiting, low blood pressure, sedation or coma, the CDPH said.

The ministry said it has seen a higher number of children accidentally eating cannabis-derived products and parents should be aware of this.

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To prevent these products from coming into contact with children, the Department of Health advises consumers to keep food away from or in a locked place and not to consume these products in front of children. Parents should also check their children’s candy after a raid and throw out anything suspicious.

If a child is suspected of ingesting any of these products, residents can dial 9-1-1 or call the Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

The Stanly Lane Pumpkin Patch in Napa has been a local favorite for over 40 years. It is owned and operated by the Wilcoxsons, who have lived in Napa for four generations.

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