Hey, my grrrs.
So, as kids, our parents always told us, “Don’t take candy from strangers.” However, in this generation, we have to now say, “Don’t take candy from anyone without checking the label first.”
I just watched the TODAY show, and the first thing on is about POT SUCKERS. Just one more thing I have to fucking worry about…actually, it’s candy, in general, now that Pot is legalized in several places (like CA and OR) Apparently, the candy is identical to regular candy. You can’t tell the difference, they infuse / inject gummies, etc. with high concentration of cannabis oil. People are leaving these in their car, and house and little kids and teens are going to the hospital for ingesting these with very high heart racing issues. Who only eats just one sugary gummy?
Now, I don’t have anything against legalized pot. I treat it as alcohol. You have to be responsible. Don’t drive/operate machinery. But now, I have to put my faith into several someones who might be responsible users – only taking when home and staying home / but what about when they are careless with the product? They need to lock it up, because the appearance is exactly of regular candy.
They now fear that more kids are going to go into their pantry cabinet, grab a bag of cookies/candy and take them to school, like middle school (my kids are in middle), and offer to their friends…not realizing it’s infused with cannabis.
So now…not only have I told the kids – don’t take drugs, don’t “eat” anything from anyone…I even went so far as to say, don’t even accept an opened bottle of water. If the seal is cracked, don’t take it, because you don’t know if someone put something in it! …but you know if a “trusted” friend is going to offer them a stick of gum, or a piece of their mentos candy, they are going to EAT IT. Because their friend wouldn’t do that on purpose to them. BUT…what if that friend found the treat on their kitchen counter, or mints on the nightstand…no clue their parent or older sibling brought home drugs.
I guess I’m going to have to show the video to my kids, and tell them don’t eat anything without checking the label first. And look for cannabis in the ingredients or picture of the pot plant. If there’s no package or can’t read it – don’t eat it, as rule of thumb. Like act as if they allergic to peanuts and have to check everything.
Instead of “Wait, does this have nuts?” It’ll be… “Wait, does this have pot?”