NewsOver 60 Jamaican School Kids Hospitalized After Eating Cannabis Rainbow Candy

Over 60 Jamaican School Kids Hospitalized After Eating Cannabis Rainbow Candy

A general view of the cannabis plants displayed at the annual Expo Cannabis in Montevideo, Uruguay, December 4, 2021. REUTERS/Mariana Greif/File Photo

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“I feel confident that together we will strengthen our safety and security regime to combat the unconscionable sale of marijuana infused products to children,” Fayval Williams said on Tuesday, noting the “most unfortunate” circumstances under which she met parents and stakeholders of Ocho Rios Primary School.

“One little boy said he only had one sweetie,” Williams said, adding several of the school children had been given intravenous drips to speed up recovery. “That’s how potent this product is.”

Radio Jamaica reported that the Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica was suggesting a public education program for responsible consumption by adults and to prevent consumption by children, as well as pushing for more packaging regulations.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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