CNN highlights the concern of parents and the Denver Police Department as Halloween approaches and marijuana edibles flood the Colorado market. At Smart Colorado, we know CNN is onto something —accidental ingestion of marijuana-infused candy is a serious problem in Colorado, since countless marijuana products look identical to kids’ familiar trick-or-treat candy and snacks.

This month, we’ll be working to raise awareness on these products as few Coloradans have any idea that extremely high levels of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) can be invisibly sprayed, injected, and infused into just about any food, candy, or drink.   Sign up to receive action alerts so you can stay informed the marijuana products available in Colorado today and what you can do to protect yourself, your children, and your family.

 

CNNTricks, treats and THC fears in Colorado, October 14, 2014

 By Kat Kinsman

Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: a very adult treat ending up in their kids’ candy bags.

The legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the Mile High State earlier this year has led to a massive tourism boom (bringing in $19 million in tax revenue in the first half of the year) — and the cash crop isn’t just going up in smoke.

Edible foods and candies infused with THC, the active ingredient in pot, have proved to be immensely popular with consumers, but they also pose a potential problem for parents trying to keep weed out of trick-or-treaters’ hands. [Read More]

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