Those who lived through the 1970s might remember a green sticker known as Mr. Yuk.
Created by The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the sticker’s simple face had squinty eyes and a tongue sticking out. Parents placed the sticker on toxic household chemicals they didn’t want children to touch, and if someone did ingest a harmful chemical, the sticker also gave the national poison control phone number.
Now Summit County leaders want to partner with local dispensaries to add a similar symbol on the packaging of marijuana edibles.
Laurie Blackwell said the thought of a child finding an adult’s THC treats and eating more than is recommended for several adults keeps her up at night.
“I’m not sleeping. I am terrified,” said Blackwell, who runs the county’s Healthy Futures Initiative.