Nerds maker, prosecutors, and poison control irked after illegal cannabis candies send two children to N.J. hospitals

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports..

On Christmas Day, a 3-year-old was hospitalized in a New Jersey intensive-care unit after eating a package of candy. The pack of sweet and tangy Nerds Rope the toddler consumed had been illegally dosed with 400 milligrams of THC, the mind-altering compound found in marijuana.

Last week, a New Jersey preteen made a similar mistake. The child consumed a large quantity of so-called Medicated Sour Skittles, another illegal product that had been “almost identically” packaged to look like the similarly named popular confection, according to the New Jersey Poison Control Center. That child, too, spent time in a Garden State hospital.

Four hundred milligrams is a lot of THC. Most adults need only a 20-milligram dose to feel buzzed. When the toddler arrived by ambulance at Hackensack University Medical Center, Bergen County prosecutors described the child as “lethargic and ultimately unresponsive.” The girl recovered, but her mother was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

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