Police issue reminder after child eats cannabis cookie

(photo supplied by Grey Bruce Health Unit)

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Windsor police are reminding residents to make sure cannabis products are clearly labelled after an incident involving edibles in Amherstburg.

On Thursday, officers attended a residence in relation to a medical call that involved a child.

When officers arrived, it was reported that a young child had eaten a piece of a cookie that contained cannabis.

According to police, an adult caregiver gave the child a piece of the cookie, unaware that it contained a cannabis product. The caregiver also ate a piece of cookie and believed there was something wrong with the treat after tasting it.

The caregiver reportedly got concerned after noticing behaviour changes in the child. The child received medical attention and did not suffer any life-threatening reactions.

The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment officers investigated the incident and no criminal charges are expected.

“The Windsor Police Service would like to remind the public the importance of keeping cannabis edibles away from children,” police said in a news release on Friday. “This is an unfortunate example of how easily and quickly a child or even an adult can unknowingly consume an edible cannabis product.”

Police recommend that cannabis products be stored out of reach of children, in child-proof containers, locked up and clearly labelled in their original packaging.