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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Newsflash: Marijuana Consumers Don’t Give Out Infused Halloween Candy To Kids

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(image via NY Post)

It’s almost Halloween, so you know what that means – marijuana prohibitionists and some law enforcement agencies are dusting off the ‘marijuana Halloween candy epidemic’ argument again. Make sure to be on the lookout parents, because at any moment your child could come home with an insane amount of marijuana edibles now that marijuana is legal in four states and Washington D.C.. These scare tactics of course are nothing more than an urban legend, similar to the razor blade in the apple (who gives out apples on Halloween anyways?) story.

As far as I know, there has never been a reported case of someone giving out handfuls of medicated candy to kids on Halloween, nor do I expect there to be. If for any reason, because marijuana infused products are expensive. Prohibitionists act like a regular candy bar from the corner market is the same price as one from a dispensary or recreational marijuana store. Not even close. I can get a packet of candy bars from the dollar store near my house, but the equivalent in edibles would be ten to twenty times that amount.

I can only speak for myself, but I know the last thing I want to do with my stash is give it away to strangers, and I think most consumers feel the exact same way. I’m fine with sharing with people I know, but I’m not just going to give it to someone that knocks on my door, kid or otherwise. The mere thought of that is ridiculous. I am responsible and keep all of my stuff locked up. Part of that is because I don’t want anyone under 21 (I live in Oregon, it’s legal!) getting their hands on it, but also because I don’t want anyone of any age getting their hands on it. I want those infused products to be in my belly, and not just thrown to the wind.

I think to a marijuana prohibitionist, they think that this scare tactic is working, even though Halloween after Halloween will pass and the epidemic will never occur. I picture Kevin Sabet at a very old age telling anyone who will listen, ‘you just wait, there are going to be kids stoned off of medicated Sour Patch Kids anytime know!’ Marijuana edibles are not cheap, and even if you make your own, the last thing that you want to do when you get done putting in all of that effort is use it to break the law to get a bunch of little kids high for absolutely no personal benefit whatsoever. Again, just the thought of it seems so far fetched that it’s hard to take organizations like Smart Colorado seriously. Yes, edibles exist, and yes, they look a lot like Halloween candy that you find in stores. But anyone who has had to hit an ATM machine to pay for those edibles will tell you that they likely keep them in a safe because they are some of the most valuable possessions that they own. On the random chance that someone is giving away free medibles, hit me up, I’ll gladly take them all!

  • The Truth

    For us waiting in states with heavy prohibition laws, infused candy that looks just like regular candy is just the thing that will make us have to wait longer. Can’t they make the gummy bears look like something other than gummy bears? Like maybe a marijuana leaf or something? Why not a standard shape so parents can at least tell their kids… don’t eat this. It’s not hard for me to imagine a 4 year old getting a-hold of a dozen of those gummy bears and eating every last one. That would put our cause back about a decade. Where is the common sense of the people that make this stuff? Do they not want to keep making cannabis edibles? If there isn’t responsibility, prohibition will remain and creep its way back into legal states.

    Ok so there has never been a reported case. Guess how many cases it would take to turn public opinion around? Maybe the kids name will be Johnny… then we will have Johnny’s law where anyone caught with marijuana edibles will face a minimum prison time. With candy that looks like kids candy, it’s gonna happen and religious right politicians are going to have an unstoppable field day with it.

  • The Truth

    When it comes time for undecided voters to vote on legalization, they are going to remember images such as the picture in the NY post… marijuana candy that looks just like real candy and then they will vote NO because obviously the marijuana industry can’t be responsible, even when the stakes are high to put our best face forward in these early years. I can’t believe I am having to type this.

  • Ridiculous bit of fear mongering on the part of the paranoid anti-cannabis cabal. At the price of the “ganja goodies”…who would waste them on giving them to little kids? If someone truly wants to do harm to your children there are far more efficient and devious ways to do so. Besides, even if a kid gotta hold of it…most likely the worst that would happen is they’d get a case of the freakin’ wonderfuls. Sheesh.

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  • Mitch Black

    Just outlaw the edible shit. Marijuana should be smoked, not in candy.Candy is usually thought of in relationship with children not drugs. Any idiot could have seen this coming

    • SilentPatriot

      Ever hear the phrase “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”? There’s no reason why adults should not be able to enjoy adult treats and/or medication; and, some people don’t or can’t smoke, toke or vaporize. It is simply ridiculous to believe that at the $5 PER ITEM that the medical dispensary charges for these items, that they would be handed out willy-nilly to a child as some kind of sick joke. To be accused of such, with absolutely no evidence pointing to it having EVER happened – THAT is the sick joke.

  • lovingc

    Can you read? Can you understand what you read? This is something that has never happened.

  • Sinclair

    What a bunch crap. . They had better be more concerned about the extecy. Going around that looks like candy.

  • Ham’Diya Lane

    Trust me… Isn’t the edible a bit more expensive than regular candy..I mean really..

  • Closet Warrior

    Mitch Black, if you don’t have anything intelligent or productive to say you should keep it to yourself. Like Silent Patriot stated” not everybody medicating can inhale” and w/so many ways to medicate, why stifle the experiences for mmj patients or recreational users. You should exercise your 5th amendment rights and remain silent under the ground that it may incriminate you.