A news report by CBS Los Angeles titled \u201cEdibles Are the Frontier in California\u2019s Emerging Marijuana Industry,\u201d which aired on May 4, 2017, highlighted the surge of edibles in the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry. The news segment reported that edibles currently comprise 43 percent of the market share in legalized marijuana, coming in all shapes and forms \u2013 from goldfish crackers and candies to breath mints and potato chips. California recently voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, with sales expected to begin next year. This development has what the news report calls \u201cganjapreneurs\u201d scrambling to get aboard the cannabis cash cow, concocting even more innovative edible pot items. Why There\u2019s Cause for Concern As part of the news segment, CBS-LA interviewed Dr. David Sack, M.D., Vice Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Elements Behavioral Health about potential risks of the booming edibles industry amidst the upcoming changes to California\u2019s marijuana laws. Dr. Sack\u2019s concern is twofold.\u00a0 Though some states are legalizing marijuana, it still has potential for abuse and addiction. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 1.6\u00a0million adults aged 26 or older had a marijuana use disorder in 2015 and approximately 1.8\u00a0million young adults aged 18 to 25 had a marijuana use disorder that same year. \u201cIf more people eat edibles, we\u2019re going to see more people addicted over time,\u201d said Dr. \u00a0Sack. Dr. Sack is also concerned about the appeal edibles have to children, noting that states where recreational marijuana is legal have seen an increase in emergency room trips. Currently, there is little monitoring of how edible cannabis products are packaged and marketed. \u201cThere\u2019s going to be a significant risk of accidental poisonings of children unless we take measures \u2026 before it becomes legal,\u201d Dr. Sack said.