Taking candy from a baby may seem like a mean-spirited thing to do. But what if the candy is a pot-laced gummy bear with a dangerous THC potency level? Would we want an unsuspecting child to ingest it thinking it was a fun treat?
The passage of I-190 may have seemed like a victory for marijuana users who want easy access to their right to get high. But the truth is a lot of unsuspecting users, including children, teens and even adults, can become seriously ill if they ingest an edible with a high THC potency level.
THC potency cap bills are being introduced in several states where recreational marijuana has been legalized. While pot enthusiasts see these bills as a detriment to the industry, responsible lawmakers are looking to protect the health of would-be consumers. An innocent-looking gummy bear would be irresistible to a child seeing it simply as a piece of juicy candy. But the THC level in that gummy bear could cause severe reactions in a small child, at times even resulting in a hospital admission.