Products Containing THC Being Packaged as Candy, Federal Prosecutor Warns

Products containing THC—the main psychoactive ingredients in marijuana—are being packaged as candy, according to a federal prosecutor in West Virginia.

U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said an Appalachian drug task force in Kentucky intercepted a parcel containing 7.5 pounds (3.4 kilograms) of THC-infused candy on June 15. The parcel originated in Mill Valley, California, and was destined for Coconut Creek, Florida. The candy wrappers had bright colors and characters similar to commercially available products, according to the Associated Press.

In a news release, Stuart said, “It is packaged like candy. It looks like popular candy. It tastes like candy. But, instead, it is a very powerful and potent way to get high. Any unsuspecting child or teenager could easily stumble along a package and innocently eat it not realizing the potency of the THC infused in the product. The average marijuana joint contains .3 grams of THC. This fake ‘candy’ contains nearly 35% more THC than an entire average joint.”

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