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That’s it, trick or treating is canceled! Okay, not really, unless the Denver Police Department gets its way. Why else would they be trying to scare local parents about their kids being poisoned by pot candy?
Yesterday, they released a video on their YouTube channel warning all parents to forget about the razor blade in the apple or the ricin in the rice krispy treats: this years Halloween horror is medible candy! According to the video, parents should be on the lookout for evil community members who will gift the expensive candies (running from under a dollar to twenty dollars or more depending on dose and brand) that have been infused with marijuana to kids who are trick or treating.
While there is no evidence that there is some wide-spread plot to trick unsuspecting children into eating cannabis candy (and then likely the entire haul from their trick or treating), apparently Denver PD just wants parents to be on the look out. It could happen folks.
People could also inject chemicals into sealed food packages still in the grocery store but that doesn’t mean it happens or is a valid enough risk to warrant police intervention on the topic. This is just another way for those who most benefit from marijuana prohibition to try to convince the public that prohibition protects children. The real message here is that the average citizen should be wary of cannabis users; they might want to drug your kids and get them “hooked” too.
If someone wanted to dope kids, they probably wouldn’t care if the marijuana medibles they were handing out were legal or not; giving them to kids (or anyone without their consent) clearly isn’t. No one is going to pass out marijuana-infused goodies to kids dressed as zombies and Doc McStuffins just because they can buy the candy at the weed store now (for a substantially higher price than regular Halloween candy).
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