As Canadian cannabis retailers prepare for the legalization of marijuana-infused snacks later this year, one health official is calling on the government to tighten up its regulations for edibles. Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, is calling for the government to ban cannabis-infused candies such as gummy bears and lollipops because she says they appeal too much to children and young people. "Lessons learned from the United States underscore the importance of preventing accidental consumption of edibles by children," De Villa stated in a recent report obtained by CBC. "Following cannabis legalization in Colorado, there was an increase in the hospitalization of children due to accidental consumption of edible cannabis prior to the introduction of more health protective regulations." De Villa's report also raised concerns regarding the attractiveness of cannabis vape pens to youth.