Toddler Eats Marijuana Found in Worst Hiding Place Yet

April Peveteaux

toddler eats marijuana rice krispie treatParents around the country seem to have a really tough time keeping their weed away from their children. Why is that, I wonder?

Maybe they smoke it first, then try to find a hiding place. Or maybe they think "no" is a great substitute for child-proofing their pot. But let me give you a piece of advice: Don't hide your marijuana in delicious kid-friendly desserts.

A 4-year-old was in the care of a Boise, Idaho, couple who left a marijuana-laced rice krispie treat within grabbing range. The toddler ate it and luckily the pair took the toddler to the hospital. Which shows at least a modicum of judgment. Maybe they can hold that up as an example of their good intentions when they face charges of felony injury to a child.

People are going to smoke weed. Heck, it might even be legal soon in California. But like alcohol, toxic cleaning products, and electrical outlets -- you've got to keep that stuff away from the kids, and not at all in the rice krispie treats.

Or these places:

... in your diaper bag

... in the fridge next to the chocolate pudding

... with the Disney DVDs

... in the secret drawer next to your bed

... in Tickle Me Elmo's battery pack

... in the designated Cheerio travel container

Let's keep our kids safe and drug-free, shall we?


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