A mother calls for marijuana edibles’ packaging to clearly state that it contains marijuana and isn’t for children.
Now, most people don’t want everyone knowing they are consuming marijuana. Many cannabis companies have noted that and have designed their marijuana products’ packaging to cover up the adult snack. But, a Florida mother says it should be the other way around. She instead wants marijuana companies to state their products contain marijuana after her child accidentally ate a THC gummy.
Morgan McCoy of Pensacola confirmed her 6-year-old daughter ate Faded Fruits Hawaiian Punch gummy over Memorial Day weekend. She called the incident “one of the scariest moments,” according to PEOPLE. The mother ended up having to take her daughter to the hospital after she found her unresponsive—the gummy contained 50 mg of THC.
PEOPLE reports that McCoy typically takes 25mg to “knock myself out…for sleep or severe pain only.”
“I never want another parent to go through that. The next one may not be so lucky,” McCoy wrote in her Facebook post on June 1. “Had there been more than ONE [gummy] in that package, it is more than likely that I would not have my daughter today.”
She says if the packaging had stated more clearly that it’s THC-infused, her daughter would have never eaten them. “Had the packaging been what it should be… my daughter wouldn’t have looked twice at it,” she wrote. “There needs to be regulation in place to keep companies from putting stuff like this on the market.” She continued: “We as parents are standing idly by while these companies are targeting our kids with what can be deadly doses of THC. In my eyes, this company is guilty of not only negligence but child endangerment on a national scale. And so is our country if we continue to stand idly by.”
She says, “THC is a MEDICATION and needs to be packaged as such. Period,” she added. “This packaging is simply unacceptable.”