Parents are warned to check their children's Halloween candy after officials find Nerds Rope with 400 mg of THC in Pennsylvania
- Johnstown Police found the candy-decorated candy on location in Stoney Creek Township
- Parents insisted that & # 39; be vigilant & # 39; because food items look almost identical to real candy
- THC is legal for medical but not recreational use in Pennsylvania
Police warn parents who have filled their cabinet with Halloween treats to look closer at them before handing them out, after a pile of drug-stricken Nerds Rope was found at an address in Pennsylvania.
The Johnstown Police issued the warning on its Facebook page, with images of the foodstuffs, peppered with 400 mg of THC, which it found during a recent search in Stoney Creek Township.
& # 39; During this Halloween, we urge parents to always be vigilant when checking their children's candy before they can consume those treats & # 39 ;, the police warned.
& # 39; Medicinal laced edibles are package like regular candy and can be difficult to distinguish from real candy. & # 39;
Police found the supply of drug-laced candy at an address in Stoney Creek, Pennsylvania
THC is the most important psychoactive substance in marijuana that gives people a high. It is often smoked, but is also available in oils, edible substances and capsules.
In Pennsylvania, the use of THC is legal for people with certain medical conditions, but despite broad support, it is not yet legalized for recreational use.
Photos of the food items found by the Johnstown police show that they are packaged in red and yellow packages that look like the drug-free version of the candy.
Police issued a warning to parents to take into account the sweets they bought for their children after the supply was found during a search for an address in Stoney Creek
Despite the clear similarity with the candy made by Ferrara Candy Company, a closer look reveals some notable differences on the packaging of the candy with medicine
Despite his close appearance to the real thing, the candy manufacturer who makes Nerds issued a statement to Ferrara Candy Company to CBS News, dissociating itself from the laced product.
& # 39; This product is counterfeit and in no way associated with Ferrara Candy Company. "We want to reassure consumers that the products they find at major retailers across the country are safe to consume," the statement said.
It said it was working with the relevant authorities on the problem.
A closer look at the drug-stretched stock discovered by the police reveals some important differences with different markings; one that warns people about sweets & # 39; out of reach of children and animals & # 39; to keep; a clear remark & # 39; 400 mg THC per rope & # 39; and & # 39; 60 minutes activation time & # 39; on the packaging.
THC is the most important psychoactive substance in marijuana that gives people a high. It is often smoked. It is legal for medical, but not recreational, use in Pennsylvania
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