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State of OR setting limits on amount of THC in recreational pot edibles

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The state of Oregon is limiting the amount of THC in pot edibles after a boy in Klamath Falls was hospitalized after eating marijuana-infused cookie.

Marijuana-related calls to the Oregon Poison Control Center have increased in the second half of last year.

State Health Officials are now trying to prevent kids from eating a cookie, brownie or piece of candy without knowing it has pot in it. They have an educational campaign asking parents to protect their kids.

At the same time, the state is setting limits on the amount of THC that will be allowed in edibles. Recreational pot edibles will have a lower amount than medical marijuana edibles.

The new rules will go into effect this summer. 

Right now, only medical marijuana patients can buy edibles at stores. Recreational edibles will go on sale in Oregon this fall.

State Health Officials say marijuana should be totally off limits to children.

If you have pot or pot products in your home, keep them locked up and out of reach of kids.

"If they have an opportunity to, if they have children, sit the children down and let them know the dangers associated with consuming marijuana and their might be some adverse health effects associated with marijuana if they do get into it," said Andre Ourso, manager of Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

If your child eats or drinks any products containing marijuana, you should call the Poison Center hotline as soon as possible, and if their symptoms seem bad, call 911 right away.

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