Cornwall, Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is advising the public that manufacturers can now legally make the request to Health Canada to start producing new types of cannabis products.
Seeing as edible cannabis products can look like food or candy, they may be attractive to children and youth. Individuals who purchase or make their own edible cannabis products should therefore take precautions by storing them in child-proof containers, labeling the products to ensure others know what they contain, and storing them out of sight and out of reach, preferably in a locked area to keep them out of the hands of children or unsuspecting adults.
“We’re taking this opportunity to remind the public that if they purchase or make cannabis edibles, they must pay close attention to where and how they store them,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health at the EOHU. “Food or candy that contains cannabis can be very dangerous for children and pets.”