Israeli brothers rushed to hospital after accidentally eating Cannabis cookies

The two brothers were aged two and six years old


NAKHON RATCHASIMA, THAILAND - MARCH 25: Cannabis cookies infused with hemp are sold at the Rak Jang farm on March 25, 2021 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The Rak Jang farm, in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, is one of the first farms that has been given permission by the Thai government to grow cannabis and sell their products to medical facilities since medical marijuana was legalized in 2019. The cannabis grown by the farm is high in CBD and sold to local hospitals for therapeutic treatments for patients with prescriptions. Thailand plans to continue to develop more cannabis products in an effort to boost the local economy and draw more customers to Thailand for medical tourism. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

(JNS) Two Israeli brothers have been hospitalised after eating cookies laced with Cannabis.

The two boys, aged two and six, were hospitalised on Monday at Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan’s Tel Hashomer neighbourhood.

According to their mother, the boys ate the cookies by mistake, became dizzy and fell on some furniture. 

She said the younger child ate half a cookie while the older boy ate a whole cookie.

The two-year-old is in a serious condition while his brother is in a moderate condition.

Edible forms of cannabis, particularly in high concentrations, can be harmful, especially to children. 

Paediatricians say that such edibles should be clearly labelled and stored safely away from children like other medications and toxic products.

Medical cannabis to treat certain illnesses has been available to permit holders in Israel since the 1990s. 

Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal, although it was partially decriminalised in 2017 with first-time offenders being subject to fines and treatment rather than criminal charges.

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