The use of THC is legal in Pennsylvania for those with certain medical conditions, but despite widespread support, it has not yet been legalized for recreational use.
Since October's nearing its end, it only means one thing, and that it's time for people to fill the streets in costumes for Trick-or-Treat. Yes, Halloween is right around the corner, but police are warning parents to take a closer look at the candy their kids collect.
According to Daily Mail, this warning comes after a stash of drug-laced Nerds Rope were found at a Pennsylvania address. The Johnstown Police issued a warning through their Facebook page, with images of the edibles, laced with 400mg of THC, that it found during a recent search in Stoney Creek Township.
The post read: **ATTENTION** The Johnstown Police would like to draw extra attention to the Nerds Rope edibles containing 400mg of THC found during a search warrant in Stoney Creek Twp. During this Halloween, we urge parents to be ever vigilant in checking their children’s candy before allowing them to consume those treats. Drug laced edibles are packaged like regular candy and may be hard to distinguish from the real candy.
THC is the main psychoactive substance within marijuana that helps people get high. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is commonly smoked, but it can also be used in the form of oils, edibles, and capsules.
The use of THC is legal in Pennsylvania for those with certain medical conditions, but despite widespread support, it has not yet been legalized for recreational use. Pictures of the edibles the Johnstown Police found show them wrapped in red and yellow packaging that looks uncannily like the drug-free version of the candy.
Even though it looks eerily similar to the real product, the candy manufacturer that makes Nerds, Ferrara Candy Company issued a statement, to CBS News, dissociating itself from the laced product. This product is counterfeit and in no way associated with Ferrara Candy Company. We want to reassure consumers that the products they find at major retailers across the country are safe for them to consume, the statement read.
It said it was working with the relevant authorities on the issue. A closer look at the drug-laced stash uncovered by police, does unveil some key differences with several markings; one warning people to keep the candy 'out of reach of children and animals'; a clear '400 mg THC per rope' and '60 minute activation time' note on the package. Even though the warnings are given on the packet, there are high chances of it being mistaken and consumed.
I just read an article about how a bunch of “THC laced” nerd ropes were seized by police from a home and it tells parents to check their Halloween candy. Well first off of course I’m going to check the kids candy because damn that would be a score....— Emilee Billings (@BillingsEmilee) October 15, 2019
However, people seemed to think the only crime committed here was by the police department who seized the candy. AJ Flores wrote: People don’t even want to give out full-sized candy bars but yet you think they are going to give them these expensive edibles? Lmao. Kelvin Cruz added: This is so dumb. There is no evidence that this was indented to be given aways as Halloween candy. Do you know how much those cost? This is the dumbest post I have ever seen.