Pot edibles land one Western Slope girl in the hospital

CARBONDALE, Co. The THC related hospitalization of a seven-year-old girl from Basalt prompts sellers and parents to take a look on edible marijuana products' packing and labeling regulations.

Colorado state law requires pot shop owners to take on the responsibility of placing all marijuana products in opaque, childproof and resealable containers.

However, these precautions haven't proved to be enough.

The look of edible marijuana products has caught many senior citizens and children by surprise when they were just reaching for a snack.

“Edibles are made to look oftentimes like candies, baked goods, and things in that criteria,” says James Leonard, owner of Doctor’s Garden.

Western Slope doctors have seen a uptick of emergency room visits related to THC ingestion.

Some symptoms to look out for include dizziness, paranoia, and disorientation, and children will feel these more intensely than adults.

It’s more important than ever to watch what your family eats in order to avoid potentially harmful snacking decisions.

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