Doctor Mélissa Généreux, Director of Public health with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, the regional healthcare institution, issued a public warning on Thursday that gummy candies laced with THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects, are in circulation in the Asbestos area. The announcement comes following a situation on Monday where a person in the region under the age of 18 ate some of the candy. “If you see young people with gummy bears, particularly in the des Sources MRC, we encourage you to be vigilant,” Dr. Généreux said, explaining that the candies cannot be distinguished from traditional gummy bears with the naked eye but that tests show they contain a significant amount of THC. “They are attractive and that could encourage some young people to eat many at once, which could result in very serious intoxications or psychosis.” The public health director was short on details with regard to specific case of intoxication, explaining that the department is cooperating in an investigation into the matter by the Sûreté du Québec. See full story in the Friday, April 27th edition of The Record.