what parents need to know.
Among 12th graders who used marijuana in the past year, 40% reported having consumed it in edible form in medical marijuana 1 states, versus 26% in non-medical marijuana states.
1. Packaging is appealing to youth - Marijuana edibles are often times packaged to look like familiar products or brands that kids love, such as popular candy items, pop tarts, etc. Could your child tell the difference between a pop tart and a pot tart? (See above examples.) 2. Higher amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - Due to using concentrated THC oil, the amount of the mind altering drug in edibles is greater than traditional marijuana and often times mislabeled. Colorado is reporting â€œrepurposed candiesâ€? containing THC levels up to 60%.2 3. Serving size - Marijuana edibles are typically sold in multi-serving packages. This means that one candy bar or cookie may contain multiple servings of THC. If consumed all at once, it can result in an overdose or poisoning. Who only eats part of a cookie? 1. NIDA, Monitoring the Future Survey 2014
2. Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, www.ardp.org
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Summer 2016 Vol II