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October 29, 2019
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Massachusetts Parents Reminded to Lock Up Marijuana Goods, Verify Halloween Candy to Stop Accidental Underage Consumption
BOSTON—As October 31, 2019 marks the 1st Halloween given that licensed Marijuana Establishments opened in Massachusetts, the Cannabis Manage Commission (Commission) is reminding parents to lock up their marijuana solutions and verify children’s candy to avoid accidental underage consumption when the vacation is celebrated this week.
“Like all of the Halloweens that came ahead of this one particular, parents really should be on the lookout for solutions that are unsafe for youngsters immediately after they trick-or-treat,” mentioned Jennifer Flanagan, public well being appointee to the Cannabis Manage Commission. “Although the Commission has sturdy safeguards in location to deter underage access to marijuana solutions, there are illegal things out there that are produced to appeal to youth. To avoid any accidental cannabis consumption by kids this week, we encourage parents to verify Halloween candy and maintain their personal legal purchases locked up and out of sight.”
The Commission’s adult-use cannabis regulations prohibit licensed Marijuana Establishments from manufacturing edible solutions shaped like persons, animals, or fruits. Furthermore, legal solutions are expected to come in tamper or youngster-resistant packaging and include the following universal symbols to assistance determine when an item includes tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal active substance in cannabis:
Illicit market place marijuana solutions, even so, come in unregulated packaging, do not function Commission warnings, and may possibly resemble candy, snacks, or other industrial goods. For instance, this month the Peabody Police Division reportedly seized illegal, marijuana-infused “Wonka Bars,” “Nerds Ropes,” and “Wicked Krispies.”
The Commission continues to encourage parents to speak with their kids about the dangers of consuming adult-use marijuana even though underage. The agency’s “More About Marijuana” public awareness campaign provides suggestions and useful starters to get the conversation going at MoreAboutMJ.Org.
If a youngster ingests marijuana accidentally, parents may possibly get in touch with the no cost, poison handle hotline at (800) 222-1222. If the reaction appears really serious, parents really should get in touch with 911 or go to the emergency area.