JapanOne person after another fell ill and was sent to hospital after eating gummy candies produced by an Osaka company. The Japanese government said today that the gummies were found in a store in TokyomarijuanaA compound with similar ingredients will soon be listed as a designated drug this week.
The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) and the Mainichi Shimbun reported that people in Tokyo, Osaka and other places this year fell ill and were sent to hospitals after eating gummy candies made by an Osaka company.
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Therefore, personnel from the “Narcotics Control Division” of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare entered gummy candy stores in Tokyo, Osaka and other places on the 17th to investigate, and today they entered a company in Osaka that Manufactures and sells gummy candies. Investigation.
Keizo Takemi, Japan’s Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, said today that according to recent test results, gummy candies sold at a store in Tokyo were found to contain HHCH (hexahydrocannabihexol), an unregulated compound that is similar to marijuana.
Takemi said the compound will be listed as a designated drug as soon as this week, and its possession, use and circulation will be banned as of Dec. 2. Also, other similar compounds will be considered as designated drugs. And he called on the public to pay attention.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has imposed a sales ban on soft candy shops in Shibuya, Tokyo, Yomiuri TV reported.
A representative of this company that produces and sells gummy candies claimed on the 17th that the products did not contain illegal ingredients, and said that people who felt sick after eating gummy candies were because they “ate too much took.”