Que­bec po­lice warn of cannabis-laced can­dies

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL (CP) — It may be nearly Hal­loween, but au­thor­i­ties in north­ern Que­bec are try­ing to keep a cer­tain type of gummy bear out of chil­dren’s hands.

Au­thor­i­ties in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Ter­ri­tory are warn­ing peo­ple to be care­ful af­ter po­lice re­cently in­ter­cepted a ship­ment of cannabis-laced can­dies that was des­tined for a lo­cal Cree com­mu­nity.

“The seized drugs are gummy bear can­dies laced with THC, the in­gre­di­ent found in cannabis,” the Eeyou Ee­nou po­lice and the re­gional pub­lic health board said in a joint state­ment is­sued last Thurs­day.

“The gummy bears look the same as reg­u­lar candy (same shape and colours), some are even sealed in a plas­tic wrap­per as a reg­u­lar candy would be.”

The news re­lease said au­thor­i­ties still don’t know how much of the drug is in each candy and said they are treat­ing the is­sue as a po­ten­tial poi­son­ing risk.

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