POLICE WARN PARENTS TO BE AWARE OF TYPICAL-LOOKING FOOD PACKAGES THAT ACTUALLY CONTAIN MARIJUANA, LIKE THESE THC-INFUSED ANIMAL CRACKERS RECENTLY FOUND IN A NJ HIGH SCHOOL.
Officers from Evesham Police Department in New Jersey recently confiscated “a highly concentrated bag of animal cracker edibles” from a teen in the Burlington County town.
Despite the bag’s typical-looking appearance, label, and contents, it contained 600 milligrams of marijuana baked into the snacks.
Parents should look for marijuana leaf and medicated symbols at the bottom corners of packages. Younger kids can easily mistake marijuana edibles for regular snacks and consume the products by mistake, leading to accidental poisoning.
Read more on the Evesham, NJ incident here: https://www.fox29.com/news/police-warn-parents-after-edibles-disguised-as-every-day-snack-confiscated-from-burlington-county-teen.
To learn more about the effects of edible marijuana on youth, read “Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent THC Poisoning” on the American Academy of Pediatrics website healthchildren.org: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/substance-abuse/Pages/Edible-Marijuana-Dangers.aspx.