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Special labeling will help differentiate regular candy from THC-infused candy

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 19:42:51-04

DENVER -- Medical experts are urging parents this Halloween to lock up marijuana edibles in order to avoid mixing it with real candy and risking their children mistakenly eating them.

Studies found that there has been an increase of accidental ingestions since marijuana was legalized for sale beginning at the start of 2014.

“We reported that after the legalization of marijuana, the rate of edible ingestions in young children ages 0 to 9 rose dramatically in 2014-2015,” said Denver Health Pediatric Emergency Department Director, Geni Roosevelt.

A new Colorado law will now require dispensaries to stamp edibles with THC labels to help distinguish them from real candy.

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