After a child was hospitalized from eating cannabis-infused gummies they thought were Fuzzy Peaches, Toronto Police Services told Global News that they wouldn’t be pressing charges against the parent — because the illicit “Buzzy Peaches” were obtained legally.
It is odd that Toronto Police Services can’t distinguish between illicit and regulated cannabis products. While the “Buzzy Peaches” brand clearly oversteps trademark law and is designed to mimic Fuzzy Peaches (the delicious Maynards chewy candy) legal edibles packaging regs prohibit anything even appealing to children, or really anyone… Buzzy Peaches also have a whopping 400 mg of THC per package — far beyond the 10 mg legal limit.
Global’s sticking to their story…
Even after a flurry of tweets from industry reps asking for a correction to the Global News story, it remains unchanged — and makes legal edibles look far more dangerous to parents and kids than they are.
…but police changed their tune
“Further investigation has revealed the product purchased does not meet the standards set out by Health Canada for a cannabis edible,” Toronto Police spokesperson Meaghan Gray told Mugglehead in an email statement. But somehow, they still think that illegal products can be sold legally.
“Whether purchased legally or not, the TPS would still like to caution parents and caregivers over children’s access to any cannabis or cannabis-related .”
We’ll update you if Global News starts to understand the issue any better.
Oh yeah, one more thing
This is not the first time the Toronto Police Services find themselves in the middle of an incident involving edibles. You might remember this Officer who did some QA testing of edibles nabbed from a bust.