Health Canada warns of copycat edibles

Health Canada is issuing a nationwide warning over children accidentally ingesting cannabis.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the risk of serious harm if children accidentally consume edible cannabis.

The agency says they are aware of children being hospitalized, particularly after consuming products that are illegal and unregulated.

According to the national health agency, hospitals have seen an increase in visits to the emergency room and poison centres have seen an increase in calls from children ingesting illegal edibles.

They say the problem primarily comes from so-called “copycat edibles” which are not sold by the government, and often resemble popular candies and snack foods.

They are reminding cannabis users to only purchase approved and regulated cannabis products and keep all products in a secure location away from children, teens, and pets.


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