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BEWARE OF MARIJUANA CANDY!

Gloucester Township Police Department press release

 

 

The Gloucester Township Police would like to pass on the following information about Marijuana Candy.

The use of marijuana candy has been increasing  in New Jersey and nearby states. This poses serious health risks to users, especially children during Halloween. It is possible that children could accidently receive marijuana candy. Adults should check for strange odors in candy received by children. Currently there is no information indicating that anyone would intentionally give out marijuana candy.

Marijuana candy contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient in marijuana plants that causes the “high” felt by users. Companies are selling candy containing THC as medical marijuana on the Internet. The candy poses a serious risk to children because it looks like hard or gummy candy or chocolate. The THC level in these products may be as high as 90% compared to 10 to 20% found in marijuana cigarettes.

Marijuana candy is made with oil from marijuana plants. This oil is added to the candies during production. Marijuana chocolate is made by mixing marijuana oil with melted chocolate. Some companies sell products with different levels of THC where marijuana is legal, depending on whether it is for medical or recreational use. The THC levels of marijuana products on the black market could be unknown.

For more information regarding marijuana candy see: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/14/living/pot-edibles-halloween-eatocracy/index.html?

 

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