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Warning to companies selling cannabis edibles packaged like snacks popular with kids: Put safety over sales

Lesley Fair
The packages look like candy and snacks that kids like – for example, Double Stuf Oreos, Jolly Ranchers, and Chips Ahoy! cookies. But what’s inside are cannabis edibles containing Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), products that children most definitely shouldn’t be eating. The FTC and FDA just sent joint cease-and-desist letters to five companies selling edibles masquerading as popular snacks. The letters cite chapter and verse from the FTC Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, but the overarching message is unmistakable: Stop it now.

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