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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C
# Denver
Police warn children could be given marijuana-laced Halloween sweets

Denver Police / YouTube

NOW THAT MARIJUANA has been made legal in Colorado, companies are coming up with new and enterprising ways of selling it.

Some of those ways include injecting hash oil into sweets and other edibles.

That might seem without major risks – after all, the sweets are only available in certain stores that sell marijuana products – but now that Halloween is on its way, police are a little worried.

Denver Police fear that some children might be given the wrong sweets on Halloween night while trick-or-treating, so they’ve put together a video for parents (above). As you can see, those gummy bears can look innocuous even if they’re totally unsuitable for kids.

“If they don’t look like something familiar… it’s best to toss them into the trash,” is the advice given to Denver parents in the video.

Or if the packaging looks damaged, it’s also best to throw the sweets away. Most definitely a case of safe, not sorry.

Watch out for dem (gummy) bears in Denver.

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