Marijuana Candy a Real Fear for Communities

Last updated on July 1st, 2019 at 01:06 pm

Now that marijuana for medical purposes has been approved in several states, and in a few states for recreational use, more forms of the drug are appearing across the country. One of the ways that some marijuana sellers are packaging their pot is by incorporating it in candy. This method of marketing has many parents upset and worried that their children may accidentally get their hands on the marijuana candy and unknowingly eat the drug.

One community in New York noticed that marijuana candy was found at a local high school. Parents are concerned that there may be more of the drug-laced candy that was believed to be purchased in Colorado. A meeting is being held for concerned members of the community to ask any questions they may have the police regarding this matter.

Marijuana candy brings up the question of safety regarding the drug. While a growing number of people advocated for the legalization of marijuana, it was clear that those same people did not condone under-aged usage of the substance. However, parents being confronted with the possibility that their child may have exposure to it now that it is being packaged and marketed freely in a couple states realize that they have to take measures to prevent this from happening.

Despite the fact that marijuana is becoming legal in some states, it is still an addictive substance. Drugs have adverse effects on people who consume them, especially children. Consumption of marijuana has also been found to lead to trying more drugs, especially of the prescription variety. Packaging marijuana as candy can cause children to view the drug as harmless.

Most children are taught that drug use isn’t healthy that they should stay away from harmful substances. However, most people agree that when a child starts seeing candy and told that it’s marijuana they may start to believe that it is ok to consume the drug.

This growing trend will continue to become a problem for young people throughout the country. The same is true for any other drug that is made to appear less harmful.

Article Reviewed by Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPA

Dr. Keerthy Sunder, MD, DFAPADr. Keerthy Sunder, MD is an accomplished and internationally recognized expert in the field of addiction. He has earned diplomates from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.