This Halloween, parents should be vigilant so that their little trick-or-treaters can avoid edible marijuana that resembles candy, health officials say.
Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, says these drug-laced candies look like gummy bears or chocolate bars and the wrappers resemble candies found in stores.
So parents need to make sure to not only make sure that the wrappers are wrapped tight and sealed properly, but they also need to make sure the spelling is correct and to make sure the coloring on the packaging is what you would expect.
Ruck said parents should also be on the look out for any strange appearance or odor of the candy itself.
Edible marijuana is so common these days, Ruck said.
“We are finding that it’s sometimes sold in candy form and food form that looks like other candy that children would normally eat.”