Police issue Halloween warning: Don’t let your kids eat THIS candy

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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Maryland — Police in Maryland offered a warning to parents after announcing they seized pot-laced candy the week of Halloween. “Parents: be aware of suspicious Halloween candy,” police tweeted.

Police said they seized 80 pieces of the marijuana-infused candy in Laurel, Maryland.  The boxes arrived from the west coast and Colorado.

“This is the first time we’ve seen this product in Prince George’s County. Despite the on-going investigation, we felt it important to let our community know that products like this exist so parents and guardians ensure the candy doesn’t somehow wind up in their children’s Halloween candy bag,” Captain Chuck Hamby said.

“The candy includes taffy, mint chocolate bars, blueberry chocolate bars and banana-walnut chocolate bars. Each piece of this candy contains 100 milligrams of THC,” county police wrote on its website.


  • Aristotle

    Such a load of BS and an attempt by police to smear the industry. These edibles are highly regulated in Colorado and incredibly expensive on the street – people aren’t just going to be ‘giving’ infused edibles away. You don’t see police warning that Pixie Stix may really be pure cocaine, or warning that your child’s Jello may be spiked with alcohol…Moreover, the number of times children have inadvertently gotten their hands on marijuana infused candies….ZERO. There are AGENDAS behind stories like there.

      • The real JC

        It’s pretty obvious if you know anything about edibles and marijuana in general that this is propaganda.

        I am 100% sure there is an agenda behind this, whether it is based on ignorance or an organized anti-marijuana campaign.

  • carol

    just the media and police pushing a bunch of bull.Nobody gives out pot,ok.Leave it to cnn’s buddy to push this bull and notice no other media outlet but them is doing it.nice try though.On with the threats of a snow storm huh wtvr

  • chas holman

    The sick sad part is, after all the hooplah, there has not been one reported case I can find of any child getting marijuana candy (this or any year) .. The way these ‘busts work’ is often the police PLAN the timing. They have probably been letting this person sell the stuff for days as they meticulously plan their ‘pre Halloween scare’ bust.. And that is not hyperbole.. That is the way their sick little incredibly expensive system works quite often.

  • Kamiko

    Here in Florida cops have gotten glass in their food at a fast food restaurant, been attacked by people smoking bath salts like meth, a child was left in the trunk of a car while cooking in their own skin, a baby was left by the side of a highway in a car seat. people who are unhappy with their life, do the saddest things to others, including children.
    so while you think people wouldnt give these treats to little kids, well they do a whole lot worse for a whole lot less, during the year.

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