Pot-infused treats may be legal in Colorado, but Prince George’s County police were out to cut off the Halloween high this week.
As they often do with seized drugs and guns, police released pictures showing off the boxes of marijuana-laced Halloween candy that were en route to the Maryland county from Colorado. Taffy, mint chocolate bars, blueberry chocolate bars and banana-walnut chocolate bars were among the offerings. Each bar contains about 100 mg of THC, which is the legal limit for marijuana edibles in Colorado. But here in the east, the legal limit is still zero.
“This is the first time we’ve seen this product in Prince George’s County. Despite the on-going investigation, we felt it important to let our community know that products like this exist so parents and guardians ensure the candy doesn’t somehow wind up in their children’s Halloween candy bag,” said Captain Chuck Hamby, PG County’s Narcotic Enforcement Division Assistant Commander.
While local police may not be familiar with it, a quick search indicates these are some legit products. They even have websites and stuff!
Some of the seized treats were from IncrEdibles, a Colorado-based company that says its treats “have become the favorite edible of medical patients.”
Others are from Gaia’s Garden Cannabis Creations, which has distribution to more than 100 stores in Colorado.
Still more are from Dabba Chocolate, winner of the 2012 Cannabis Cup.
And yet others are from Mad Mints, a Denver-based company that uses raw cocoa ingredients harvested from Madagascar.
Maryland’s legislature has passed a law that allows medical marijuana, and took steps to reduce prison terms for possession. But relax, kids. With the creation of the state’s medical program inching along, it’ll be a long time — if ever — before police will be putting away their cameras when edibles come in. And even then, it won’t be legal to give out to kids on Halloween. Looks like we’re stuck with raisins for a long time to come.
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