Keeping Pot Candy Out Of Kids Hands This Halloween

(Photo: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — This is the first Halloween since licensed marijuana establishments opened in the Massachusetts and the Cannabis Control Commission has recommendations for parents and pot users to keep children safe this holiday.

“Like all of the Halloweens that came before this one, parents should be on the lookout for products that are unsafe for kids after they trick-or-treat,” said Jennifer Flanagan, public health appointee to the Cannabis Control Commission in a statement. “Although the Commission has strong safeguards in place to deter underage access to marijuana products, there are illegal items out there that are made to appeal to youth. To prevent any accidental cannabis consumption by children this week, we encourage parents to check Halloween candy and keep their own legal purchases locked up and out of sight.”

State regulation ban pot shops from selling edible products in the shapes of people, animals or fruits and come in child-proof packaging. But regulators warn, illicit products could come in unsafe packaging and with illicit marketing.

The commission says Peabody Police recently seized illegal, marijuana-infused “Wonka Bars,” “Nerds Ropes,” and “Wicked Krispies.

If a child ingests marijuana accidentally, parents can call the poison control hotline at (800) 222-1222 of if the reaction seems serious, parents are directed to call 911 or go to the emergency room.

For more information from the Cannabis Control Commission you can visit their website at MoreAboutMJ.Org.

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