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Teen hospitalized following consumption of cannabis edible, OPP say

Police warn that edibles have a more intense effect on users than cannabis products that are inhaled
11-07-18 OPP Stock
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TOWN OF NEW TECUMSETH, ADJALA-TOSORONTIO & ESSA TOWNSHIPS - The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public about the unique effects of cannabis edibles after a teen was taken to a local area hospital on Friday after consuming a cannabis edible.

The OPP would like to remind the community that it is a criminal offence to give or sell cannabis to a person under the age of 18.

Unlike cannabis products intended for inhalation, edibles have a more intense effect on the user, as well as an extended delay between consumption and reaction.

The combination of delayed effect and increased potency can potentially cause those unfamiliar with edibles to over-consume.