Supposedly, Colorado parents have a ‘unique challenge’ this Halloween. You see, because enough Colorado voters were bamboozled into legalizing pot for recreational purposes in 2012 (in addition to the already legal for medicinal purposes), now parents have to worry about cannabis laced candy in their trick-or-treat bags. There have even been products made available to test questionable candy of the presence of THC. It really makes you wonder if Canada will have the same issue, since it was rumored that the country was going to legalize recreational cannabis. According to rumors, Canadian citizens will even be allowed to buy concentrates online canada dispensaries will also be able to offer this type of service. However, only time will tell if this rumor is true or not; as for Colorado, it seems that they may have their work cut out for them.
The editorial board of The Denver Post‘s response? Perhaps parents should be checking their little goblin’s candy anyway.
[T]his year should be no different for parents, who should always employ common sense on Halloween. Throw out any unwrapped candy and inspect all packaging before letting your kids gorge on treats.
If the package looks suspicious, tampered with, torn, unwrapped or in unfamiliar packaging, throw out the candy. That should be the same message every year.
Wow, how hard was that? The board also points out that these â€˜edibles’ aren’t cheap. The example they use: a package of 10 pot laced gummy bears retails for about $27 before taxes, that doesn’t include the price for weed delivery washington DC, Colorado, and other states provide. Who is really going to be that motivated to spend that much money to get strange children high? I suppose it only takes one to start a new wave of â€˜Reefer Madness’ circa 2014*.
My bold prediction: there won’t be even one reported case of a child receiving pot-laced candy in Colorado. Do you know what I’m starting to think this all is? A marketing scheme for people to realize that marijuana is now legalized in Colorado, after all, it’s apparent that cannabis brands thrive with creative talent, so maybe there is no alarm that a child will receive THC-infused goods after all. Instead, maybe it was just someone’s bright idea to advertise legal cannabis to the potential consumers of Colorado?
*Maybe a bit conspiratorial on my part but who would be more motivated to give children pot-laced candy, those who are in favor of its legalization or those opposed?