Trick or Treat? That Candy Might Have Marijuana In It!
Oh noes! This Halloween could find your treats laced with tricks! And in this case, tricks are not for kids. Yes, we're talking about drugs.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Narcotics Bureau is cautioning unsuspecting Angelenos to be on the lookout for candies, soda, freezer pops and other snack foods "containing untested amounts of concentrated marijuana." Zoinks!
These items, put cunningly in packaging that is attractive to kiddoes, have been seized recently from local marijuana dispensaries and other places, say the LASD, and they are not sufficiently labeled to caution consumers about the dosages they contain.
While some products are clearly labeled as containing pot, some are not so obviously marked. For example, a box of chocolates may be labeled on the outside, but with the lid off, there's no way to tell that the chocolates inside are laced with marijuana.
The LASD are asking parents to carefully inspect all the candy and treats their kids come home with this Halloween, and to get rid of anything they don't recognize or that may be laced with pot.
Of course, it's not just kids who are the (unwitting) consumers of drug-laden treats. Grown ups might get (accidentally) stoned from eating "bagged cheese crackers and trail mixes that could be mistaken for regular snacks when out of their packaging and possibly in a bowl at a party." Uh oh! (Or, "uh...ohhhhhhh!")