We have written multiple times how marijuana edibles–food infused with marijuana or marijuana extracts–have been a recurring problem for many schoolchildren.
Across the country we have seen instances in which marijuana edibles are brought to school, where students eat them–sometimes without knowing the food’s contents–and are subsequently hospitalized for THC overdose.
Police in Illinois reported recently that three teens brought marijuana-laced food to their high school.
In Ohio, doctors are concerned about the danger of marijuana edibles, telling local news sources,
[M]arijuana edibles can create dire situations if consumed by children.
“Respiratory depression — in other words, not breathing right or not breathing often enough… Yeah, absolutely life-threatening,”
All of this underscores what we have been saying for years: Marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.