Halloween Candy: Marijuana Snacks Have Colorado And Washington State Warning Parents

Patrick Frye - Author

Oct. 19 2014, Updated 12:36 p.m. ET

Halloween candy may be capable of making you fly high like a ghost due to marijuana legalization in Colorado. Pot shops are apparently selling Halloween candy laced with weed, and police are already warning parents their kids may end up with these treats in their Halloween bags.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, a flock of sheep managed to get high on their own early Halloween treats by eating $6,500 worth of marijuana that was dumped in their field. Marijuana legalization also has a new theme song based upon a remix of “Because I Got High” which touts the medical benefits of cannabis.

Practically everyone knows about pot brownies and other marijuana snacks, but some enterprising pot shops are creating marijuana-laced Halloween candy.

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“Apples, gummy bears, there’s a ton of different edible stuff out there on the market that’s infused with marijuana,” said Sgt. Brett Hinkle from the Denver police’s marijuana unit.

There’s also marijuana cookies and candies like lollipops, Pixy stix, and peanut butter cups that can be stuffed with cannabis.

Both Colorado and Washington state allow recreational marijuana usage, but only by adults. Unfortunately, while these treats are only intended to be sold to adults, it’s believed they could potentially find their way to minors. These new type of treats have some parents feeling like they’ve been tricked, according to Reuters.

“This is highly deceptive,” said Gina Carbone, a mother and co-founder of Smart Colorado. “Why do regulators and elected officials in Colorado think that everyday candy loaded with marijuana somehow won’t appeal to our kids?”

Police are concerned that younger children may accidentally consume marijuana Halloween candy without realizing it. This is partially because some of the marijuana candy companies mimic common brands with their names.

“A kid is not going to be able to tell the difference,” Denver Police spokesman Ron Hackett said according to ABC News. “My daughter is 7 years old. She could care less if it’s growing mold. She’s going to eat it.”

Parents are recommended to carefully inspect any Halloween candy their kids bring home. All marijuana candy is required to be shaped, stamped, colored, or marked with a symbol indicating they contain marijuana. But if there is any doubt, it’s recommended to throw the Halloween candy out and only stick with the known name brands.


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