04 Oct CBD Gummies
Many people, adults and children alike, take their morning multi-vitamin in the form of a gummy bear. In fact, if you cruise the vitamin and supplement section of any drug store, you’ll find all kinds of remedies and dailies available in gummy form: antacids, fiber, Vitamin C and B12, heart antioxidants, fish oil, and the list goes on.
Can you get your daily CBD oil serving inside gummies? What about the recent outlawing of THC-infused gummies and candies in California and Colorado? Will there be anymore gummy-anything in the near future?
Lions, tigers, and… bears! Oh my.
CBD-infused gummy bears or CBD hemp gummies (and other various shapes) are available through certain retailers in all sorts of colors and flavors. Each bear usually accounting for 10mgs of CBD.
Currently, HempMeds®, does not sell CBD gummies. However, we do offer a full line of CBD products, including oils, drops, tinctures, capsules, topicals, and more. We also offer a CBD edible, the Dixie Botanical Kicks, a small chocolate chew which packs 5mgs of CBD as well as 100 mgs of caffeine per item. They’re perfect for a mid-afternoon (or all throughout the day) blast of all-natural energy. You can get the same CBD gummy effects from one of our chews.
You can also buy CBD in bulk from HempMeds in case you want to make your own CBD-infused candies, baked goods, or whatever. Visit here for more info on our bulk quantities of CBD oil and CBD isolate. If you’d like to be an affiliate of HempMeds, click here.
California and Colorado Say No to THC Gummies
While adults can enjoy gummy bears or gummy whatever just as much as children, a problem does arise when THC is added to the mix.
Children, especially younger ones, like toddlers, are much more apt to accidentally ingest a THC edible that appears to be candy. Even the most responsible cannabis user could accidentally leave out a package of THC-infused candy. If a small child finds it, they’re probably going to eat it. Or all of them, in some cases.
These “unintentional Pediatric exposures” are becoming all too common. And it’s not just anecdotal stories here and there. A study in Colorado revealed that the number of children under the age of 10 who were exposed to cannabis increased five times, going from nine cases in 2009 to 47 cases in 2015.
The regional poison center saw an average increase of 34 percent, while there was an average increase of 19 percent for the rest of the country. In over half of those cases, THC-infused edibles were the culprit, which included candy, lollipops, and baked goods.
We highly recommend you purchase a medicine safe for your bathroom or nightstand, whether you enjoy cannabis edibles or not. Keeping any and all medications away from little hands and mouths is a great idea. Also, here are some smart and easy tips for you to help baby proof your home!
House Bill 1436
The state of Colorado, which legalized recreational marijuana use back in 2012, is doing something about it. House Bill 1436 goes into effect on October 1st, 2017. The bill bans the production and distribution of THC-infused gummies in the shape of humans, animals, and fruit. No more weed gummy bears, no more pot gummy worms, no more THC watermelon wedges, etc.
The Colorado Department of Revenue will continue to allow cannabis gummies that are made in geometric shapes, such as stars and triangles. They will also allow the gummies to have a fruity flavor, as long as they don’t actually look like the distinctive shape of a fruit.
Assembly Bill 350
California, who voted to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2016, and who hasn’t even rolled out recreational dispensaries yet, also has a similar bill, called AB 350. It states that “California companies would be prohibited from selling marijuana edibles made in the shape of a person, animal, insect or fruit.”
“We are trying to protect children,” said Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored AB 350.
The measure was given final legislative approval in late September and will now be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration, who is expected to approve it.
The Fruity, Chewy Bottom Line
There haven’t been any reported cases of “overdosing” on CBD-infused gummies, from kids or adults. While many nutritionists firmly believe that it’s not even possible, it’s best to be responsible and secure any and all cannabis snacks. HempMeds® reminds you to keep all cannabis products, especially THC ones, safely out of children’s curious hands.