Toronto-area convenience store accused of selling candy look-alike weed edibles to children

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Police are cautioning parents to keep an eye out after officers discovered cannabis edibles, vapes and seeds at a Toronto-area convenience store while investigating a report that the products were being sold to teens. A tweet from the York Regional Police (YRP) notes that the report alleges the store — in Markham, Ont., just north of Toronto — was selling cannabis products, including cannabis edibles that look like candy, to underage teens. Parents are advised “to ensure children have no access to these harmful products and, if appropriate, warn their children these products are not candy,” notes a statement from the police . Report of weed edibles among child’s Halloween candy leads to take-down of illegal lab in B.C. Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program sounds alarm about cannabis- and vaping-related harms Group of Australian women eat homemade cannabis edibles, pass out and violate COVID-19 gathering restrictions Images of the confiscated edibles released by the police mimic popular legitimate candy brands such as Skittles, Nerds, Sour Patch and Starburst. Making weed edibles look like regular candy has long been a concern in different parts of the world. The candy, Nerds, has proved a frequent target of potentially harmful products, including in Alabama , Utah , Massachusetts and the U.K . Cannabis edibles have been legal for adults in Canada since Oct. 17, 2019, but are only available through provincial and territorial retailers and federally licensed marijuana sellers for medical purposes, the Government of Canada reports. Whether a visitor or a resident, it is expected the laws of the province, territory or Indigenous community will be respected. The illegal distribution or sale of cannabis can result in tickets for small amounts, but as long as 14 years in jail if larger amounts are involved, according to the federal justice department . That is…

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