RNJ News Department

Authorities issue warning on marijuana Halloween candy

NEW JERSEY– Every Halloween parents are urged to check their kids Halloween candy to make sure it’s safe and now you’re being warned to look for marijuana candy.

There is a significant presence of marijuana candy and other edible forms in New Jersey and in nearby states, authorities said.

The presence of these edible forms of marijuana poses a great risk to users, especially to children, who may accidently receive marijuana candy during Halloween.

Marijuana candy contains Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, which is the main ingredient that causes a ‘high.’ It often imitates hard, gummy candy or chocolate.

THC levels in marijuana candy can be as high as ninety percent comrade to ten to twenty percent found in marijuana vegetation.

Adults should check for unusual candy packaging due to the similarities between similarities between marijuana candy and brand name candy, it is often difficult to distinguish the difference based on appearance alone.

Some physical effects of marijuana use include dizziness, shallow breathing, red eyes and dilated pupils, dry mouth, increased appetite and slow reaction time. Other effects can be distorted sense of time, random thinking, paranoia, anxiety, depression and short-term forgetfulness.

Authorities have offered some recommendations:

  • If you believe you or your child has received marijuana candy, immediately contact your local police department.
  • Wear vinyl or non-latex gloves if handling possible marijuana candy.
  • Thoroughly wash hands after removing and disposing of the gloves properly to prevent potential ingestion of any drug particles.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook