Trick or Treat – Pot Pops Popped

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Connecticut Tuesday joined a
growing effort to weed out marijuana-flavored candy from store shelves
when its attorney general said he would sponsor a statewide ban on "Pot
Suckers" lollipops.

Five other states have either banned or are considering a ban on the candy,
causing New Jersey distributor ICUP to suspend further sales of the green
candy as of June 28.

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the candy was being
sold in novelty stores in large malls throughout the state, marketed with
slogans such as "Every lick is like taking a hit."

The candy, which is flavored with hemp essential oil, does not contain
THC, the hallucinogenic compound in marijuana, but Blumenthal called it "a
gateway product" that "glamorizes drugs for children."The
candy has been banned by the Chicago City Council and in Suffolk County,
New York. The New York City Council and the states of Michigan, New Jersey
and Georgia are considering legislation to ban them.

ICUP president Steve Trachtenberg said that in addition to suspending
distribution of Pot Suckers because of the backlash, his company has put
on hold plans for related
items, including a hemp-flavored chocolate candy Buzz Bar.

Other marijuana-flavored candy products have found their way to the market
place in recent months including "Kronic Kandy," made in the
Netherlands and sold in the Atlanta area, and items from the Mary Jane
Candy Company including "Ganja Pops" and "Icky Sticky Nuggets."

The last thing a reeferhead wants after a fattie is a lollypop that tastes like a weed…..

from Reuters

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