The Food and Drug Administration released a statement on Friday to warn parents and consumers of copycat candies that contain THC after receiving dozens of reports about the matter.
Over 100 consumers, children and adults, have “accidentally consumed copycat edible products containing THC and experienced adverse events” over the last couple of years.
“Some manufacturers are packaging and labeling edible products containing THC to look like popular brands of commonly consumed foods, such as breakfast cereal, candy, and cookies,” the statement said.
“These products appeal to children and may be easily mistaken for popular, well-recognized foods.”
Adverse reactions to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) include hallucination, vomiting, and accelerated heart rate and require in most cases medical intervention.