24 Responses to Marijuana Candy?

  1. Jessica Gottlieb October 31, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Speaking from experience that candy does not look or smell like other candy. I promise.

  2. DaveS October 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    I wouldn’t say hoax, but rather fear mongering on the part of marijuana prohibitionists. Public opinion has been shifting sharply the last few years so they are in desperate panic mode, and as you well know the easiest way to create panic is to claim something is a threat to kids.

    Considering that real candy is undoubtedly many many times cheaper than marijuana candy, the possibility of it being given as candy to kids on Halloween is right up there with being struck by lightning.

  3. mystic_eye_cda October 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    There’s the joke stuff that has some exceedingly small amount of hemp in it, and says pot on it. I’m super concerned, really. /sarcasm

  4. Selby October 31, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Oh give me a break, people don’t SHARE that sh*t!!!!

  5. Nicole October 31, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Yeah, people are totally going to give your kid their $20 ‘special sucker’ rather than a $.10 dum dum.

  6. Warren October 31, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    There was a news story earlier this week, about a bunch of THC laced candy seized on a college campus. Other than a few paranoids, the general agreement was that no kid would be given this during trick or treating. That this candy was scheduled for an adult party. I caught crap for calling college students adults, not kids.

    Just a new version of an old gig. In our time we would infuse whole watermelons with rum, gin, vodka or tokillya. Hmmm, infused watermelon, been awhile, but could be good this weekend.

  7. jessica October 31, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Ditto DaveS. We have good friends in Colorado and many of their compatriots have utilized medicinal marijuana edibles and are looking forward to enjoying the even more reasonable regulations that are going into effect. Those families with children have taken the same precautions that families generally do surrounding alcohol. Making sure that young children do not confuse the “adult” version with the “virgin” version (think Mike’s lemonade) by keeping it up and out of the way and they educate and parent the teens in the variety of ways that parents also do with alcohol.

    Additionally real marijuana edibles are not bought in bulk and would be quite difficult to get confused with store bought handouts.

  8. Chihiro October 31, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    People are not going to spend the money to lace all their Halloween treats with pot. Pretty much everyone I knew in high school smoked it, and that stuff is *not* cheap.

    Also, who uses the term Mary Jane in reference to pot anymore? 😀

  9. Michelle October 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    In addition to all of the perfectly obvious reasons why no one would actually pass out this candy to kids (it’s expensive, it’s not easily confused with real candy, there’s no more motive to do so than there is to poisoning Halloween candy or sticking razor blades in apples), this is also not an actual report that anyone has done this, or has been caught planning to do it. This is nothing more than some hysterical news outlet shouting that, OMG, somebody, somewhere COULD do it! It’s no different from the usual paranoia, because somebody somewhere COULD inject your candy with poison! That doesn’t mean they will, or that there’s any reason to think they will.

  10. Kathryn October 31, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    She seemed to imply the x-ray could tell one if candy has THC in it. Fancy x-ray!

  11. Leanne October 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    clearly I will have to sample all my kids candy before they can have any now….evil laugh…..

  12. Christina October 31, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    If it calmed my sugar-freaked kids down, I can’t say I’d be all *that* upset….

  13. anonymous this time October 31, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I give this one the This-Is-Not-Actually-News award for 2013.

  14. Donna October 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Who exactly do they think buys marijuana candy for 400 trick or treaters? And why?

  15. Emily October 31, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    1. I agree with the previous posters–who could afford to give away marijuana-laced candy on Halloween, when it’s so much more expensive than regular candy?

    2. Now unmarked, non-name-brand candy is unsafe too? I bought generic-branded Blow Pops at the dollar store today. I hope the kids who took the Blow Pops are allowed to eat them, even though they’re not the Charms brand. But, seriously, I ate tons of generic caramels, hard candy, and lollipops on the Halloweens of my youth, and I lived to tell the tale, so what’s the big deal? Some people will buy generic candy because it’s cheaper, and other people will buy a branded bag of lollipops (for example), but that doesn’t necessarily mean that each individual lollipop will be labelled. Whatever happened to common sense, and trusting that people who give out candy on Halloween, aren’t doing it with the intention of poisoning or harming children?

  16. Jenny Islander October 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    “In other news, cancer patient Millicent Spangenhammer is reportedly heartbroken over the discovery that her niece, who volunteered to take over Halloween candy duty this year, mistakenly put out her entire supply of THC-infused wrapped hard candies instead of the bags of miniature chocolate bars she had bought for the candy bowl. ‘I’m out hundreds of dollars and my appetite is shot,’ Ms. Spangenhammer said tearfully, ‘and those little ghosts and goblins are just going to spit them out anyway because the candy is sugar free!’ “

  17. Evan October 31, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    Ouch! I watched that stupid news video and now I’m going to have to spend all night unrolling my eyes.

  18. Marion November 1, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    The sad thing is that sugar is a deadly toxic substance while marijuana is a beneficial plant. Give sugar to a rat and it will die. Give marijuana to a rat and it will sleep it off happily (and probably wake up healthier than it was before).

  19. Andy November 1, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    “The sad thing is that sugar is a deadly toxic substance while marijuana is a beneficial plant. Give sugar to a rat and it will die. Give marijuana to a rat and it will sleep it off happily.”

    Full disclosure: I would vote for marijuana legalization.

    Now, the above is complete nonsense. The rat may die from too much sugar and happily wake up from little marijuana. We need sugar to live, diet with no sugar and no fat (which decompose to sugar) will make you passive, tiered and then dead.

    We get unhealthy from eating too much of sugar. Guess what, neither smoking too much marijuana will make you model of health. Effects of taking too much of it may be smaller then alcohol one, but they are there.

  20. Ali November 1, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    My husband and I were wondering which neighborhood would be most likely to harbor a THC candy house so *we* could go trick or treating 🙂

  21. lollipoplover November 1, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    It’s not just the candy, it’s the pumpkins too.


    Warn your kids about carving a Crack-o-lantern!

  22. Michelle November 1, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Andy, thank you for addressing that nonsense! I’d also point out that sugar also comes from plants! There’s also quite a bit of sugar in milk – including human milk – because it’s important for the development of infants (human and otherwise)!

    Too much sugar is bad, obviously. Drinking too much water can kill you. The dose makes the poison.

  23. Papilio November 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Well, marijuana has been legal for a while and kids have been going from door to door to get free candy once a year for quite a few years now. No evil or paranoid mind has yet come up with the combination of these two…

  24. Warren November 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    If the candy is so damned expensive, wouldn’t it be cheaper to just pass out some small joints?