Officials Warn Parents Of Potential For Pot-Laced Halloween Treats

LOS ANGELES (CBS/KNX 1070) — With Halloween just a day away, sheriff’s officials are warning parents to check all candy to make sure its not laced with marijuana.

On Friday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies showed off a table full of “edibles” — sodas, brownies, muffins and cookies that were bought from medical marijuana clinics.

“The medical marijuana dispensaries that are known for selling marijuana also sell any type of edibles,” Sgt. Glenn Walsh told KNX 1070’s John Brooks. “The THC can be in any edible.”

Police, however, say they’ve never seen someone handing edibles out to kids on purpose but caution that there have been cases where children accidentally ate them and got very sick.

While candy tampering claims have proven to be mostly false over the years, parents are encouraged to inspect all trick-or-treat items before allowing children to consume them.

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  1. Donna Lou says:

    It’s NEVER happened but let’s scare every parent who still allows their kids to go trick-or-treating!!!
    No pot user is going to waste the $5-10 bucks these “treats” cost on little kids…get real!!

    1. The Big Logic says:

      So that’s what they cost, thanks Donna!

  2. Red Grange says:

    In another story a police officer executed a dog in front of a large group of people:

  3. Neill says:

    another stupid story…

  4. Kevin B says:

    URBAN MYTH!! Why would a pothead giveaway something that cost them that much money? It doesn’t make any sense, and I’ve never heard of this happening. This non-story is just more Sheriff’s Dept propaganda to distract from the parade of bad press over the ride-alongs and drunk driving officers who get let off.

  5. Timothy McGarry says:

    John Brooks reporting from Guitar Center…

  6. Suq Madique says:

    The reporter on this story John Brooks is a half-wit who appears to be stuck in the Reefer Madness times of the 1930’s. Seems that marijuana is the only drug that checks your age .. if youre 18 and over you get high .. if youre not you get ‘very sick’. Lets all vilify weed while they continue to make candy laced with booze by the ton.

    1. Victor says:

      yeah, when i first opened the arcitle, i thought the guy in the pic was the one that got caught doing it. Its funny, i could not have come up with such an idea, but i guess you have to be an “abuser” to even come up with these concepts otherwise it never, literally, never would have crossed my mind

  7. wgaf says:

    Last year I received funny tasting candy for Halloween. Next thing I remember was waking up with a sore anus.

    1. Victor says:

      its obvious there is no filter at this news outlet, whether for the stories or the commets lol

  8. Victor says:

    Agreed, highly irresponsible journalism. The headline warns parents of pot laced candy…and only at the end of the story does it say that in all these years there has never ever been a case of this actually happening. And this is news. So why dont they write about real stories instead of hypotheticals that have never ever happend….If i ruled the world I would fire everyone involved in writing this story!!!

  9. Victor says:

    I warn parents and the public against reading articles, from dumb news outlets, that are made up scary stories just to catch a quick read and otherwise help sell advertising space like for viagra or some other useless product!!!!

  10. Victor says:

    I warn parents and the public against reading articles that are made up scary stories just to catch a quick read and otherwise help sell advertising space like for viagra or some other useless product!!!!

  11. Victor says:

    even though they warn you against going trick or treating, they slam you with all these halloween pics on the side, classic right hand doesnt know what the left hand is doing…

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