People have been putting weed in brownies for many years. Today, however, it seems people are putting cannabis in everything. In legal cannabis markets, medical cannabis patients and adults over the age of 21 in most regions are able to purchase different cannabis-infused edibles at licensed dispensaries.
Cannabis edibles come in a wide variety of different options including candies, gummies, chocolates, snack cakes, and many others. Cannabis edibles are becoming very popular with both medical cannabis patients as well as recreational consumers for many different reasons.
So popular in fact the infused cannabis edibles market is expected to reach a value of insert number here by the year insert here. While infused edibles are great for medicating as well as getting elevated if you have children in the home they can present some risks.
While your child is not going to suffer detrimental side effects from consuming an edible and in no manner could it ever be fatal for them unlike many other products that are found in homes everywhere it is still advisable to keep them out of their hands and more importantly out of their mouths and stomachs.
Here are a few tips for keeping infused Edibles out of the hands of children.
Talk to Your Kids
The first line of defense to keep kids out of cannabis-infused edibles is to talk to them so that they know there is a difference in some of the candies, foods, and drinks that you may consume than the ones they are allowed to.
Let them know that your edibles are for adults only and could potentially make them ill to their stomachs if they were to eat them. Be open with your kids about cannabis. Be truthful with your kids about cannabis. Chances are if they are old enough to understand, they will stay out of your stash!
Keep Them Stored in A Locked Container
If you have young children that may not understand the difference, the best bet for safety is to keep your edibles under lock and key. There are many small and affordable storage options on the market today and when all else fails, a lunchbox and a padlock works great! Just remember to keep the key with you at all times.
Be Sure That All Cannabis-Infused Edible Products Are Clearly Labeled
Cannabis edibles that are sold in dispensaries will always come with labeling that includes warnings. These labels and warnings make it obvious that these products are not just ordinary brownies, candies or beverages.
Keeping edible products in their original packaging and ensuring any that you make at home are also clearly labeled is a great way to be sure that older kids especially are aware that those products are not for their consumption.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18th, 1:00pm a day ago