Miami-Dade Commissioner to Stores: Stop Selling Marijuana Shaped Candy
"Although the product itself has no cannabis or illegal substances, the fact remains that 'pothead candy' sends the wrong message to children," says Diaz in a statement. "The manufacturer is glamorizing marijuana and is obviously targeting minors with the cartoon depictions on the packaging."
Kalan LP of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, has had the pot pops on the market for a few months now, and while sales are good controversy is even higher. Council members in Buffalo, New York have already tried to ban the candy, according to the Associated Press.
"We don't advocate for a political position. We just look at what the marketplace wants and respond to it," the company's president Andrew Kalen told the AP. "It's just candy... It's sour apple flavor, it doesn't claim to be pot in disguise or anything like that."
Diaz says the candy should only be sold in adult novelty stores and has drafted up a resolution against it.
Honestly, we're more worried about the childhood obesity epidemic, then the baby stoner epidemic. Though, the package does promise that the pops contain no fat.
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