Saugeen Shores police charged two parents regarding a mishap in which children needed medical treatment after eating THC-infused gummy candies.
Police said in a news release that a man and woman are charged with two counts of failing to provide the necessaries of life and one count of possession of illicit cannabis.
Police learned on April 13 about a concern for the wellbeing of children at a Port Elgin residence. Police and paramedics helped provide medical care to the children there.
Police determined the kids found “improperly stored THC ‘Gummies’” in the home and ate them, “leading to a medical emergency,” the release said. Bruce Grey Child and Family Services was notified and continue to care for the children, police said.
THC is tetrahydrocannaboinol, the ingredient in marijuana which produces a high. Though limited possession of pot is legal now, possession of manufactured products infused with THC including gummies, cannabis candy and brownies is still illegal.
The release said any child who inadvertently ingests marijuana and related products or any other drug should be monitored and taken to medical help.