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Marijuana-Infused Snacks Cause Controversy in Colorado

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles produces snacks laced with marijuana and they have raised much controversy in the state of Colorado, The New York Times reports. The company makes edibles ranging from cookies and caramels to gummy candies that also range in price and potency. Now, parents are concerned that these goods are appealing too strongly to their young children who may not know that these are not typical candies. “Fourteen such children visited the emergency department of Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Denver area from October 2009 through December 2011, researchers reported last year in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.” Doctors say that marijuana not only “poses the [same] grave dangers of overdosing on alcohol or drinking household chemicals” but also is risky for they children as they “are at risk of falling and hurting themselves or falling asleep in a position where they could not breathe.”

Read it in The New York Times.