Two children hospitalized after eating candies with THC from Utah food bank
At least two Utah children were taken to the hospital after eating THC candy from a food bank.
Two children ages 5 and 11 were hospitalized on Friday night after eating “Medicated Nerds Rope” candy. The candies were distributed to their families from a church working with the Utah Food bank.
Labels on the candies say that each one contains 400 milligrams of THC, which is the psychoactive marijuana component. And even adults are usually prescribed between 15 to 45 milligrams.
"Right now, we do not believe nor do we have any evidence to support that the donation was intentional. We have discussed this issue with our local food bank and it appears to be an accident," police sergeant Matthew Gwynn stated.
The families who might get the product received apologies from Utah Bank Food president Ginette Bott.
“We are absolutely horrified that this product went out to any of our partner agencies, and can easily see how volunteers would not have known what to look for,” she said.
Police say, three other children who ate the candies were not hospitalized.