With Halloween quickly approaching, I wanted to make you aware of a relatively new safety hazard that our children may be exposed to: drug-infused candies, commonly known as “edibles.”
Edibles – the most common of which are infused with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana – can come in a variety of forms, such as cookies and gummy candies.
We’re asking parents to be aware of this and speak with your children about the hazards of accepting candy shared from any source. Please be vigilant as you sort your kids’ candy and dispose of any questionable items.
The US Food and Drug Administration advises parents to tell children “not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers.”
Remember this if you have any questions about the safety of your child’s Halloween candy:
“When in doubt, throw it out.”
Have a safe and happy Halloween,