Of Course the DEA is Sending Out Warnings About Edibles

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is sending out a warning about edibles, but unless you've been living under a rock your whole life, you probably know all of this information already.

DEA agent Dante Sorianello recently made a warning to the public about the dangers of edibles. Unfortunately, his warning sounds like it was mostly written for children in elementary school. It's about as basic as you could expect.

"You have these items that you can actually eat, it could be bakery products, candy-looking products, that contains THC, which is the content in marijuana that gives you the high," Sorianello said.

Wait, baked goods that get you high?! My word! 

Sorianello also spread the common warning that anyone could just be leaving their edible candy lying around for someone to accidentally eat.

"There may be a warning label on the packaging when they sell it, but if you have those open on the table, how do you know? How do you know, if you go to a friends house and you go to a candy dish, and I'd like to say I hope your friends aren't doing this, but they have some sort of edible candy that contains THC, " he said.

Now, Sorianello did offer one good piece of advice. He noted that edibles usually take a little longer before their effects are felt, so people will end up taking more when they don't feel it right away. This leads to them getting much higher than they originally intended. That's just generally good advice for people taking edibles. Nothing that bad would come from getting too high. In fact, he only mentions that there are reports of people sleeping more than eight hours after taking too much edibles, which actually could be an endorsement of the practice.

Sorianello finished his warning by saying, "It's important to get that load of narcotics off the street, but if there are people out there suffering or risking potential death, we want to do that first." 

Again, he's talking about EDIBLES. Not heroin. Not cocaine. Not opioids. Edibles.

Can't the DEA focus on drugs that are actually hurting people?

(h/t Fox San Antonio)

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