Trick-or-Toke? NY Official Warns of Weed Look-alikes In Halloween Treats
The New York Attorney General Letitia James, issued a warning today that there is a chance that when your kids go trick or treating this year for Halloween someone might try to give your kids THC/marijuana-infused edibles that are "disguised" as normal candy.
Every fall, as hordes of children, looks forward to Halloween’s sugar high, plenty of adults worry that the candy kids receive trick-or-treating will get them actually high. Police and public health officials warn parents about the dangers of drug-laced candy every year. I did a bunch of looking on Google and I couldn't find a single confirmed instance of a kid receiving an edible at Halloween. That's not saying it couldn't happen...it's just unlikely.
It goes without saying that yes, it’s good to remain vigilant on Halloween. The same common-sense rules about what not to eat on any other day of the year also apply to trick-or-treat spoils: Don’t eat random pieces of unwrapped candy or anything else that seems off to you. But rest assured that, even in this age of weed-infused gummies, it’s incredibly unlikely kids are going to end up with marijuana candy. Because why would adults give away their marijuana...that stuff is expensive!
Now, I'm not saying that there isn't any chance that a kid could see a bag of "Stoned Patch" candy and mistake it for Sour Patch candy and accidentally eat some. What I'm saying is that no stoner on Halloween in his right mind is going to give away the edibles that cost him $30 a bag to a bunch of kids. It's just not something that's going to happen...unless you're really high and you think that "Iron Man" on your porch is Robert Downey Jr. and you want to party with him.
So, the bottom line is that it seems HIGHLY(no pun intended) unlikely anyone in their right mind would drop hundreds of dollars on drugging kids. oh, and by the way, giving marijuana to minors is a crime that can put you away for a long time in New York.
If, by chance, this is the year that this urban legend comes through and Stoner Steve down the street gives away his stash to a bunch of kids dressed like Spongbob and Deadpool here's how you can report it to the New York Attorney General's office. Contact the OAG by submitting a complaint form online or by calling (800) 428-9071.
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