The Vain Search For Marijuana in Trick-or-Treat Bags

Source: Town Hall
by Jacob Sullum

“It’s October, which means it’s time for concerned cops and their credulous collaborators in the news media to warn us about the mythical menace of marijuana edibles in trick-or-treat bags. The Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Police Department got a jump on the seasonal panic last week, when it alerted parents to the danger that their kids might receive THC-laced products that look like ordinary treats when they go begging for candy on Halloween. … Jaclyn Lee, the WPVI reporter who wrote that tweet, appended photographs that included packages of ‘Medicated Nerds Ropes,’ which Gas Buds, a California dispensary, sells for $15. You can buy the genuine, unmedicated product from Walmart for a buck. Lee wants us to believe that people are willing to pay that sort of premium for the sake of a mean trick with consequences they would never witness.” (10/06/21)