FDA issues warning about THC-infused snacks that look like candy

Kids are getting into snacks packaged to look like candy, but officials say the treats can cause a high similar to marijuana.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021
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The FDA is issuing a new warning for parents as families get ready for trick-or-treating this weekend.

The FDA is issuing a new warning for parents as families get ready for trick-or-treating this weekend.

Kids are getting into candies and snacks packaged to look like candy, but officials say the treats can cause a high similar to marijuana.

They're made with a compound called Delta-8 THC, which can be found in the cannabis plant.

The FDA says it can cause reactions ranging from vomiting to hallucinations.

No Delta-8 products are FDA approved.

The FDA says it's working with federal and state partners to try to address concerns related to Delta-8.

They're reminding everyone to double-check the packaging on your child's candy before they eat it.