Cannabis treats, both homemade and those bought at specialty stores, are becoming more popular now that marijuana is legal in Canada. They should be kept in a secure storage place away from children and pets who might eat them and get an accidental overdose.
Cannabis treats, both homemade and those bought at specialty stores, are becoming more popular now that marijuana is legal in Canada. They should be kept in a secure storage place away from children and pets who might eat them and get an accidental overdose.

EOHU warning about cannabis treats

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Anyone who keeps cannabis treats at home must make sure they are stored where children cannot find them.

Marijuana has been legal in Canada for almost a year now and baking or buying cannabis dessert treats and candy is becoming a normal thing for many. This has prompted a warning from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).

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Mise en garde du BSEO sur les produits comestibles au cannabis

“Make sure they (cannabis treats) are well-marked and well-labelled, and stored away from kids, and pets as well,” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, EOHU chief medical officer.

The EOHU received a call from the OPP about a recent incident where a child was taken to hospital for treatment of an overdose on edible cannabis treats. The child has recovered but the EOHU wants residents who keep cannabis and cannabis treats at home to make sure they are stored in a secure place.