With Halloween fast approaching, it’s important to keep in mind that you’ll need to thoroughly inspect your child’s Halloween treats before you allow them to dig in. Police are urging that parents take time to look at the packaging, checking for any abnormalities, and to stay away from candy that has been known to be laced with THC.
What to Look For
Check each individual piece of candy for any signs of tampering. Look for pinholes, opened or partially opened candy, and candy not contained in its original packaging. If you find any evidence that the wrappers or packaging is not in store-bought condition, discard the candy immediately and do not allow your child to consume it.
Check the spelling on the wrappers for any misspelled words, which is a sign it did not come from the brand manufacturer. You should also open the candy for your child before they eat it and check its appearance, look for unusual coloring, and check for any odd odors.
Could There Be THC in That Candy?
Another word of advice is to steer clear of candy that has been known to be laced with drugs. Many times, these are packaged exactly like regular candy, making it hard for parents to distinguish. One such candy which has made its way into the news recently is the Nerds Rope. Police have made seizures of the popular candy after finding them to be laced with as much as 400mg of THC, with no distinguishable markings on the packaging noting the THC content.
Other “edible” candies, even those purchased legally, can look very similar to name-brand candy. The DEA is warning parents to make sure your child’s bag does not contain marijuana or THC candy. Popular edibles like Munchy Way, Rastateers, Twixed, Keef Kat, and Rasta Reese’s look very similar to the name brands–only they contain marijuana.
What to Do if You Find Drug-Laced Candy
If you suspect your child’s candy has been tampered with or contains drugs–legal or not–you should contact the police immediately. If you believe your child consumed any tainted candy, seek medical attention first before contacting the police.