Police Issue Warning to Parents: Halloween Candy May Contain Marijuana

Marijuana candy for Halloween?

Denver police are encouraging parents to be extra careful with what their kids bring home after trick-or-treating this Halloween, as they’re worried part of their loot may include marijuana-infused candy.

“With edibles gaining in popularity we thought it was important to alert the community to the possibility that it’s easy to mistake what looks like regular candy with a marijuana edible,” said Denver police spokesman Lt. Matt Murray while talking to Fox31 Denver.

To drive the point home of how easily pot candy can be mistaken for the regular type, they asked Patrick Johnson, owner of Urban Dispensary to create a video detailing how it can be nearly impossible to tell the difference.

“The problem is that some of these products look so similar to candy that’s been on the market, that we’ve eaten as children, that there’s really no way for a child or a parent or anybody, even an expert in the field, to tell you whether or not a product is infused,” says Johnson after explaining the relatively simple process of producing these goods.

His advice: Practice regular caution and toss away anything that doesn’t look like it’s from a recognizable brand or if the packaging looks like it has been tampered with in any way.

Check out the video above for more info, and check out the commercial below.