“Pot brownies childproofed” is a phrase that may make you laugh at first, but it’s a serious issue that has already seen several children harmed.
Marijuana legalization is seeing recommendations from doctors who say parents should keep pot brownies childproofed.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, elementary students getting dangerously sick is evidence that we need to keep pot brownies childproofed. Six boys and one girl were sent to the nurse’s office and firefighters were called to Pomona Elementary School after the children complained of difficulty breathing, nausea, and vomiting. The worst part is that school children eating pot brownies happened not just once, but twice!
George Sam Wang, a doctor in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital Colorado, is studying the effects of marijuana legalization. After realizing there had been an increase in cases of accidental marijuana ingestion among children he decided to recommend to parents they keep pot brownies childproofed:
“It is ironic that we’re seeing these unintended consequences of these [medical marijuana products] we decided to allow in public. But our goal was to educate the public so that we can try and keep things out of kids’ hands and prevent these cases.”
Pot brownies sold in marijuana dispensaries may contain 100 milligrams of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. Doctors say “there’s a more serious risk to a child because they’re smaller in size” and pot brownies should be childproofed because “child-resistant packaging has been highly effective at preventing poisoning of children” when it comes to other harmful substances.
When we see pot brownies childproofed, should laws governing marijuana legalization be modified to consider this danger to children?