FILE – A child goes trick-or-treating. (Rick Kim/CC BY 2.0)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —
New Jersey is warning parents to look out for people slipping their kids marijuana-laced candy while trick-or-treating. But with no apparent evidence that’s ever happened, advocates for legalizing the drug say it’s nothing more than a Halloween scare tactic.
The state attorney general’s office published a document being shared by law enforcement agencies around New Jersey and beyond, including a warning about a “significant presence of marijuana candy and other edible forms in New Jersey and nearby states.”
“The presence of these edible forms of marijuana poses a great risk to users, especially to children, who may accidentally receive marijuana candy during Halloween,” the warning said.
The warning cites the case of a 10-year-old New York boy who police said became ill after eating candy infused with cannabis found in the back seat of his family’s car, but