There’s nothing wrong with having a medical marijuana card, right? After all, cannabis is legal now. And you can use the herb in whatever way you want.
However, you surely wouldn’t want your kids to have their hands on this high-time stuff.
Halloween is here! And last year, we heard of various incidents where people were handing out canna-infused candies and sweets to trick and treaters. Whether these happenings were accidental or intentional, we don’t know. But we definitely don’t want the same repeated this time.
The day is just around the corner. And, as responsible adults, here are a few things we must do to make sure every kid out there is safe.
Keep Your Stuff Locked And Away
Do you possess a medical marijuana card? Well, in that case, you might have some stash or edibles lying around in your home.
Now, especially during the festivals, you should make sure all this stuff of yours remains locked up away from the kids. You might not have a kid at your own home, but there is a chance of some guests showing up at your door with theirs. And you don’t want them to pick up your canna-chocolate or gummies accidentally. Hence, make sure it doesn’t come to this by keeping all your cannabis products somewhere kids can’t reach. Also, always keep your stuff labeled appropriately so that adults also get a warning if they come across it by chance.
Say no to Loose Candies
On Halloween day, kid’s ringing a doorbell and a witch or some other spooky character coming out with a bag full of Skittles, M&Ms, and Mike and Ike’s is a quite common sighting. Now, I’m not saying that witch is really a witch who wants to hurt your kid by giving them THC-infused treats. But still, with the number of cannabis users increasing (for good!), there is a slight chance of this happening accidentally. Hence, we recommend you should ask your little ones to avoid any loose candies. This will ensure that your kids are extra safe.
Throw Away Non-Labeled Treats
This again is a tip the same as the one above. Anything without a label in your kid’s treat bag isn’t surely something containing marijuana. But still, it’s better to be safe than sorry. As a parent, taking extra precautions for your kid’s safety is your right as well as responsibility.
You should keep in mind that, in any marijuana-friendly state, cannabis products come with a label. And so, if you find something without a label, you can’t be sure if it is safe for your kid or not. The better option, in this case? Get rid of it.
Explore your Kids’ Treats With Them
Once your trick and treater is back from their hunt with huge bags of loot, help them with their sorting. While you may have taught them the above lessons, it’s better to be extra cautious. Furthermore, kids are innocent. And they might not be able to understand the difference between right and wrong. Your keen adult eye and common sense, though, may help you spot the shady easily. Plus, who knows, they might have you have some of it if you are really nice.
Learn How to Handle the Unexpected
We hope it doesn’t come to this, but no matter how much you try, there is always a chance of things going wrong. And despite all your efforts to keep them safe, your child may ingest canna-edibles accidentally. You should be ready for this scenario.
If you find your kid has consumed cannabis, you must not panic. Doing so is only going to make matters worse. Instead, learn how you can help them manage a cannabis high conveniently. And for the worst can scenario, keep the poison control helpline number on your speed dial.
The instances of kids consuming cannabis edibles are on a rise. And while consuming the herb isn’t fatal, for kids, it can be a little more problematic than for adults. This Halloween, though, you can surely avoid any such instances by following the tips given above.