Despite Zero Reports, States Warn of Marijuana-Laced Candy on Halloween

Article by Kate McKee Simmons, Westword

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For years one of the biggest things Colorado parents were warned to fear on Halloween was tampered candy. Those warnings took an ominous edge after recreational pot was legalized in Colorado. But this year, however, despite an onslaught of warnings in 2014, Colorado officials haven’t issued a single warning about the dangers of marijuana-infused candy.

There were zero incidents of children being given tricky pot treats reported in 2014 or in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped other states from issuing a warning cry.

The Oregon  Poison Center has warned parents to watch out for candy that could contain marijuana, according to an article by Oregon Public Broadcasting. OPB quotes toxicologist Robert Hendrickson as saying he’s worried that infused candy could get into the wrong hands. “Our concern is that the candies could get mixed up,” Hendrickson says. “So our plea is for anyone who has cannabis-containing candies out there, just make sure that they’re locked up.”

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