Parents warned to screen Halloween candy

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Marijuana candy (San Diego Sheriff's Department)

SAN DIEGO – Parents should check their children’s Halloween trick-or-treat bags for marijuana-laced candy, sheriff’s officials warned Monday.

Some treats that look like regular chocolate bars, brownies or gummy candies may be infused with marijuana, the department warned. Those products containing pot look very similar to regular candy, making it difficult to spot the difference.

THC is the active ingredient in pot and can make a child sick if eaten. The concentration of THC in the candy is potent, sheriff’s officials said.

Marijuana candy (San Diego Sheriff's Department)

Marijuana candy (San Diego Sheriff’s Department)

Police recommend checking your child’s entire bag of candy for anything suspicious and throwing out anything that is open.

In California it is illegal to give a child marijuana and doing so could result in felony child endangerment charges.

If any form of marijuana-laced candy ends up in your children’s Halloween bag, call the Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200.


  • liam

    What? No mention of razor blades in the candy? I bet a record number of razor blades were sold this October. Won’t someone please think of the children?

  • Jolian Buenrostro

    actually RACISIUM took over the chula vista mall on broadway today ever in history by 2 Spanish only univison stations 102.5 and 106.5 uniflo , how? Univision held a halloweenie party for Hispanic children and adults only and made fun of black American homeless by a radio announcer from station 102.9, it was discusting this racist behavior goes on in 2014 and Univision is grooming kids to be segratististas, now we have a new KKK in town, Univision….it was held at the chula vista center at broadway and street in front of macy’s with radio station 106.5, how sad these station would exclude other children on the basis of the English language, how despicable is this that the mall would condone racial discrimination on halloween! its just bad

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