THC-infused candy and sport drinks, some disguised as popular and recognizable brands like Gatorade and Nerds, are being marketed to children. Since many of these products are being distributed in familiar packaging, unsuspecting kids and adults, may unwittingly consume THC. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that causes most of marijuana’s psychological effects. Authorities are reporting that the amount of THC found in many marijuana products is much higher than they’ve been in the past, causing an increase in negative side-effects including overdoses.
What to look for: While packaging may look similar to candy and drinks that can be found at the grocery store, there may be small markings with a marijuana leaf and the letters CA, and/or the letters THC.