Seven fifth graders became ill after ingesting “unidentified edible” gummies at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., authorities said. D.C. Fire & EMS responded to the call and treated the students for “apparent reactions to alleged drug consumption”. It was reported that one of the students must have brought the gummies to school. Authorities believed the substance to be THC gummies.

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SENSES (Child Safeguarding and Protection Principle)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) gummies are also known as weed gummies or marijuana gummies, they are edible cannabis products that are infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. THC gummies can often look just like regular candy, making them a tempting snack for kids. Primary and secondary parents must be always cautious to ensure that children do not have access to these gummies.

STONE (Call to action)

• Teach our precious children life skills and Risk Avoidance principles, which prepare them for life and understanding their inevitable roles in their Personal Safety and Self-Protection.

• As primary and secondary parents, we are enjoined to pay attention and find a vetting mechanism for everything food, snack and drink our precious children have access to or consume. This is to protect them from taking anything harmful to their health, becoming addicted to drugs and being derailed in life.

• If your child unintentionally eats cannabis edible, try to find out what and how much they ate. Check the product’s packaging to see how much THC it contains. Call the free poison control hotline as soon as possible at 1-800-222-1222.

• If your child’s symptoms seem severe, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department.

Remember Enlightenment is Superior to Enforcement®

Do have an INSPIRED day.

RN 10042023

Source: people.com


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