Warnings Issued Against Marijuana In Halloween Candy
Every Halloween, parents are reminded not to be too trusting of the people next door. There have been various stories over the years of Halloween candy-tampering. Parents have long been told to look out for needles in kid's candy. However, with the increasing legalization of marijuana across the United States, authorities are issuing a new kind of warning, this time against marijuana in Halloween candy.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and state Health Department in New Jersey have issued warnings to parents, asking them to be on the lookout for marijuana edibles mixed in with their child's trick or treat finds.
In North Carolina, Catherin Scrimshaw has suggested that warning labels on cannabis edibles are not preventative enough. "I don't know many children who'd turn it over and read the label," she said.
We've heard it all before.
This isn't the first time we've heard concerns over edibles being voiced. Earlier this year, California made a move to ban edibles shaped like gummy bears in an effort to make edibles less appealing to children.
But how likely is it that cannabis edibles are ending up in children's goody bags? To date, there have been no reported incidents of marijuana in Halloween candy.
Fear-mongering is largely to blame for the rumors, especially when considering the recent increase in medicinal and recreational legalization across the country.
Many of those issuing the warnings are doing so as a preventative measure and to remind parents of the possibility of confusion, especially around this time of year.
For cautious parents, it's best to check your child's candy before letting them eat it and stick to well-known brands, however, you shouldn't have to worry about finding marijuana in Halloween candy this year.
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