The Philadelphia Inquirer reports..
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.
In each case, the candy was illicit. The only edibles New Jersey marijuana dispensaries are permitted to stock are expensive lozenges — typically $50 for a pack of 35 doses — sold in plain packaging. No edibles are sold legally in Pennsylvania.