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MSN.COM - If there's one thing worse than your damn kids getting at your THC-laced treats, it is having to drive them to the hospital afterwards.

Since Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2009, 14 kids have been taken to hospital (although none have died) after chowing down on Mom and Dad's yummy-looking cannabis candies.

Now, there's a push for products to be packaged in childproof wrappers — which seems sensible enough, but not everyone's behind the idea.

According to medical marijuana peddler Robin Hackett, the financial and environmental costs are prohibitive and such measures would prove pointless. "Unfortunately, we can't write laws around 'dumb'," she said.

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