The New York Attorney General’s Office received just one complaint related to cannabis after Attorney General Letitia James, during the Halloween season, sent a warning to parents to be on the lookout for “unregulated and deceptive cannabis products,” WGRZ reports. Every Halloween, officials throughout the U.S. warn about cannabis-infused candy being handed out to children and the claims are usually unsubstantiated.
The complaint received by James’ office was not related to a child getting a THC-infused edible in their trick-or-treat basket, but rather an unsatisfied medical cannabis patient.
“A medical marijuana dispensary sold her stale or spoiled medical marijuana and she cannot [get] any help,” the complaint states. “The business denies her claim, and she claims DOH [Department of Health] won’t communicate with her.”
James’ Office had sent the release on October 26 which claimed cannabis edibles “can be extremely dangerous to human health.”
“It is essential that we limit their access to protect our communities and, more specifically, our children. In light of an increase in accidental overdoses among children nationwide, it is more vital than ever that we do everything we can to curb this crisis and prevent any further harm, or even worse, death,” James warned in the statement. “My office is committed to preventing the sale of these products and protecting the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. I urge everyone to remain vigilant against these products and to report these harmful items to my office immediately.”
The press release was picked up by news outlets throughout the state but only the one complaint was received.
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