Can a 2 Year Old Eat Gummies Safely?

This is a tricky question, as the textures of fruit snacks and gummies can vary greatly. If they are softer and easier to chew, like Annie's fruit snacks, they should be safe for two year olds. However, if they are chewy and hard, like traditional gummy bears, it is best to wait until the child is at least three or four years old. Although no one has ever died from acute marijuana poisoning, ingesting food with marijuana can still present a serious health risk for children.

They may experience drowsiness, dizziness, loss of balance, fast heartbeat, nausea, fever, confusion, paranoia, or difficulty breathing. If they ingest enough THC, Hoffman says they could have seizures or go into a coma. Even if a child does not get very sick from food mixed with marijuana, the strangeness of the whole experience can still be traumatic and frightening for both the child and their parents. In 2001, the FDA banned the import of jelly candies after linking them to deaths from suffocation in children.

It is important to remember that gummies and other snacks containing marijuana should always be kept out of reach of children. If you suspect that your child has ingested marijuana-infused food, seek medical attention immediately.