Helicopter parents of Colorado and Washington State, fear not. Little Johnnie and Susie will not be getting cannabis edibles during their trick-or-treat excursions.
Yeah, I know. Maureen Dowd has had you guys all whipped up into a frenzy about edibles ever since she re-enacted a weed version of Leaving Las Vegas in a Denver hotel room. But let me give you a dose of reality: Edibles are expensive. I pay $30 for six caramels. You think I want to waste that kind of cash so I can watch your kid get high? I don’t think so.
Here’s another shocker. Many of people who make and sell edibles are also responsible parents. Their products are clearly labeled. They’re not making wrappers that resemble Reese’s or Hershey’s because, well, big companies have a lot of money and lawyers. No reputable small business wants to harm little children let alone risk a cease and desist.
Some of the quotes coming from “concerned” parents are just priceless. In a USA Today article, Rachel O’Bryan of SMART Colorado, a lobbying group working to keep cannabis out of the hands of kids, said: “Marijuana candy is a real concern. We don’t believe it’s being blown out of proportion, and we do believe that marijuana in candy appeals to kids.” Well, yeah if your kid is 14 and then she’s probably already sneaking beers out of Dad’s fridge in the garage.
Every Halloween there seems to be a flood of stories about poison candy. It goes back to the old favorite, razor blades in apples. (BTW, what douche is handing out apples on Halloween?) The folks at Live Science have delved into why these fears are rooted in myth.
So don’t worry. The only thing you’ll have to stress about in your kids’ candy this Halloween is all the sugar and fat. Apparently, that’s not scary at all.
Do you think parents should be concerned about cannabis-laced candy this Halloween? Let us know in the comments beloW.