THC Gummies in Kid-Friendly Packages Endanger Children

Legal recreational marijuana sales officially began in New Jersey. That’s the same state where, on Christmas Day in 2020, a 3-year-old was admitted to a hospital ICU after he ate a dangerous number of cannabis edibles. They were in a bag that looked like a package of Nerds candy. 

According to CNN, knockoff candy bags that actually contain THC edibles are a big problem. The New Jersey Poison Control Center reported that the number of kids poisoned with cannabis was six times higher in 2020 than just two years earlier. There are similar reports across the country. 

Marijuana lobbyists promise they don’t market to kids, and that it’s just a few bad apples selling edibles in kid-friendly packages. But making THC edible at all is a step towards marketing to kids, a genie that can’t be put back into the bottle. 

As the nationwide march toward legalizing marijuana continues, the consequences of our culture’s worst ideas will be paid by the most common victim: the kids.

Copyright 2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from BreakPoint.org with permission.

Marijuana PAC Giving Thousands to Arkansas Candidates Ahead of Elections

Reports from the Grow PAC show that since January 1, the marijuana industry has given thousands of dollars to candidates running for office in Arkansas.

Grow PAC represents the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, a trade association for medical marijuana in Arkansas.

The political action committee filed its quarterly financial report with the Arkansas Secretary of State last week.

The report indicates that from January 1 through March 31 of this year, Grow donated $16,000 to candidates for office in Arkansas. You can find a list of those candidates on the report here.

The report also shows that Delta Medical Cannabis in Newport and Good Day Farm Arkansas in Pine Bluff each gave the PAC $5,000 during that time.

As we have said many times, marijuana is a multimillion dollar business, and the corporations behind marijuana have a lot of money at their disposal.

As the 2022 election season progresses, voters need to be prepared for the marijuana industry to work hard to push its agenda in Arkansas.

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