Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-40) today renewed his calls for safer cannabis storage in the wake of increased incidents involving children and teens accidentally consuming marijuana edible products.
Assemblyman Rooney’s bill, A4408, requires cannabis products to be stored in a locked container. The bill establishes civil penalties to be enforced for failure to store cannabis products in a locked box or container.
“After reading reports and hearing anecdotal evidence of increased cases of children and teenagers being rushed to hospitals and contacting poison control centers due to ingesting edible cannabis products, I cannot stress the importance of this bill enough,” said Assemblyman Rooney. “If adults choose to purchase legally distributed cannabis products, that is their prerogative under the new state law, but they must be held accountable to prevent these products from getting into the hands of children who could unknowingly consume unsafe amounts and cause health issues.”