7.13.2005

Weed Flavoring is A Gateway To Meth!

State wants to weed out marijuana-flavor candy - Yahoo! News:

"Connecticut Tuesday joined a growing effort to weed out marijuana-flavored candy from store shelves when its attorney general said he would sponsor a statewide ban on 'Pot Suckers' lollipops.

Five other states have either banned or are considering a ban on the candy, causing New Jersey distributor ICUP to suspend further sales of the green candy as of June 28.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the candy was being sold in novelty stores in large malls throughout the state, marketed with slogans such as 'Every lick is like taking a hit.'

The candy, which is flavored with hemp essential oil, does not contain THC, the hallucinogenic compound in marijuana, but Blumenthal called it 'a gateway product' that 'glamorizes drugs for children.'"