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Doctor explains the dangers of children eating THC edibles

Doctor explains the dangers of children eating THC edibles

Doctor explains the dangers of children eating THC edibles



We’re hearing more and more of children eating marijuana gummies, chocolates, and other edibles that resemble candy.

“We have definitely seen younger children with, frankly, they look intoxicated or they can get excessively sleepy,” UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency specialist Dr. Jerri Rose said.

But when kids under age 6 eat them, it can be dangerous.

Elizabeth Perry’s doctor prescribed gummy edibles for her to help her sleep. She was told to eat one a night, but her toddler Oliver found them and ate 15.

“He started shaking and crying and looked at me with utter fear in his eyes,” she remembered. “We weren’t sure he would be OK.”

Oliver started seizing and had to be taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he was intubated. He survived, but Elizabeth wants other parents to be aware.

There’s a lot of THC packed in gummies, and when ingested by a small child, they can be getting a five or six-fold overdose, according to Rose. Side effects can include tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, or worse.

“In some cases, if the child ingests enough, it can be enough to make them so sleepy that it could depress their breathing,” Rose said.

Monica Robins reports:

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Comments (11)

  • @mayboz127 Reply

    Side effects sleepy hungry ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @user-ko9fk2ne1o Reply

    I ate a piece of chocolate and i got high then i started to feel pain and it felt like my heart wanted to jump out my chest and i felt pressure on my head so ppl out there who wants to eat a edible or smoke weed its not good f or u and yea am a kid but am dumb ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€ i was in so much pain but my dad took me to the hospital but….. He ask me b4 we got the car what happened and i said i ate chocolate and he said if he takes me in the hospital he will go to jail so we go to qt to get coffee and milk and drink both snd go to sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค ot was PAINFUL ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @thedude3316 Reply

    It comes down to irresponsible parenting those edibles should be locked up and stored away so the kids cant get into them

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @Dark_Angel_Gothic Reply

    It needs to banned removed from stores

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @MI7DJT Reply

    To be clear… you cannot overdose on THC. There hasn't been 1 single case, ever. The kids will sleep it off. Dangerous? No. Not at all but I don't recommend giving them to kids in the first place.

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @DjThunder6433 Reply

    This is bad

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @stevefaure415 Reply

    I'm surprised there hasn't been some legislation on THC candies. I mean, everyone likes candy, most of all kids. And you can obviously whack yourself to high-heaven if you gobble up the whole package instead of taking one or two or three. We need to stick with the flower and the smoke. Leave the candy for the kids.

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @marknalberta Reply

    This is a non concern. Some thc isn't going to do what the trans cult does medically to kids or piece of trash women who drink while pregnant. This story is pointless, who wants to waste money on letting kids get high

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @alordswatchman Reply

    Maybe Worry about the kids dying from Fentynal.

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @barbarashaffer8486 Reply

    lets be real, we have for decades had toddlers dying of meth overdose, absorbtion through the skin in the house when parents do it. we have had years of kids intoxicated with alchol, cause they accidently got mamas drink. its the PARENTS fault this is happening, and that is IF they arent aware. i know loads of families, black and caucasian, that think its funny, entertaining, to feed these to kids, toddlers, teens, animals FFS!! its not gonna stop lol parents need to parent! only solution sadly.

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm
  • @MinecraftPro97k Reply

    I volunteer at the food bank in Northern Texas and we are NOT allowed to let these fly as they can pose a danger and it's also illegal to distribute stuff like this.

    April 13, 2024 at 7:21 pm

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