The candy won’t get your child high, but it may give them the idea to try pot.

Candy shaped like marijuana is popping up in stores across America.  Already upset combating marijuana edibles, city leaders in Buffalo, NY are outraged by this new marijuana-free candy.   “We’re already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug activity and trying to raise children so they don’t think using illegal substances is acceptable,” said City Councilmember Darius Pridgen. “So to have a licensed store sell candy to kids that depicts an illegal substance is just ignorant and irresponsible.”

Photos of the candy can be seen by clicking HERE

The owner of the company that makes the candy says the items are popular and he’s had no complaints.

Trick-or-treaters are mainly elementary school kids who shouldn’t even know about marijuana.   But some kids as young as 8-years-old have experimented with pot.    And parents should know, while this candy has no THC or marijuana like chemicals in it, there are candy bars that do contain marijuana.

Kids often use the marijuana laced candy bars as an alternative to smoking.   They can flaunt eating the candy right in front of their parents because it’s a chocolate bar, that doesn’t appear to be marijuana related all.

A vigilant parent can help uncover adolescent drug use.     Teensavers reminds parents to interact closely with their children.

 

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