Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares wants Congress to act on ‘copycat’ marijuana edibles

Virginia’s attorney general is advocating for Congress to get involved in how “copycat” marijuana edibles are packaged in order to stop a trend of accidental consumption of the products by children.

Attorney General Jason Miyares said in a news release that the edibles are packaged in ways that mimic brand snacks such as Oreos, Doritos, Cheetos and Nerds candy.

Because of that, the attorney general said the copycat snacks are either unintentionally given to kids or mistakenly consumed by them, and it results in a child ingesting large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana that