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Several youths hospitalized after consuming cannabis edibles in Collingwood: OPP

Police say youths were transported to hospital after consuming cannabis infused chocolate and gummies. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police are warning residents after several youths in Collingwood were taken to hospital after consuming cannabis edibles.

Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP say the youths consumed cannabis-infused gummies and chocolate.

As a result, officers say the youths were taken to hospital for treatment.

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According to police, the youths did not suffer any long-term effects as a result of the incident.

Police say cannabis edibles are not currently available for retail however, it is legal for a person to manufacture and possess an unlimited amount in their home.

Officers say a person can only possess and share up to 450 grams of these products in public, as long as they are not manufactured with any organic solvents.

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Police are warning residents that the effects of edibles are not immediately apparent, which may cause over-consumption and unintentional overdose.

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