Food, candy and drinks infused with marijuana have become commonly available in California since January, when the first licensed pot stores began to open statewide.
The products are among the more popular items sold by the dispensaries. The consumption of edibles also is being popularized by cannabis cooking classes and free online tutorials.
That means there will be more edible cannabis in people’s homes when the public celebrates Halloween on Wednesday.
What kind of precautions should people take? The Union-Tribune sought advice from Dr. Roneet Lev, chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Q: There’s a legitimate candy called gummy bears, and there’s a type of cannabis-infused candy sold in marijuana stores that’s also known as gummy bears. How do parents distinguish between them?
A: It would be hard to tell. Some of the advertisements and packaging are very deceiving. It’s best to know where