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Published On: Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016

Illinois Trick-or-Treaters receive marijuana edibles in their bags

On Sunday several children in Manlius, IL were given marijuana laced candy in their trick or treat bags. According to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department, the candy was packaged in wrappers labeled ‘Crunch Choco Bar’ with what appear to be pictures of marijuana leaves on them and tested positive for THC.

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The cruel and unfortunate incident highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children. These children were intentionally targeted by adults that were not their parents with the malicious intent of poisoning them.

“This shows that the potential for children accidently ingesting marijuana is a real danger. It also shows that this is not just a problem for children who have parents that use marijuana and leave it unsecured and accessible around the house and it is not something we can simply blame on bad parenting,” said Calvina Fay, Executive Director of The Drug Free America Foundation. “This makes it clear that children, even with the best parenting, can be exposed to marijuana. These children were unsuspecting and taken advantage of by a mean spirited person or persons with no regard for their safety or well-being,” Fay continued.

Marijuana is legal in the state of Illinois under the guise of medicine, however, it is clear that the candy was not being used for its ‘intended medical purposes,’  but that it was being used with the intent of harming children.

“This incident is a clear cut example of how marijuana is a tangible danger to our children. If marijuana becomes legal under the guise of medicine in the state of Florida we can expect a rise in incidents like this here. The legalization advocates can wish this away all they want but it is a reality and shame on them for pretending that the danger does not exist! We need to be  vigilant and protect our children,” Fay concluded.

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  1. The Year's Best Drug Scares | Michigan Standard says:

    […] and unfortunate incident highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children,” said the Drug Free America Foundation. “These children were intentionally targeted by adults that […]

  2. Prohibitionists Say Bogus Candy Scare Proves Legal Pot Endangers Trick-or-Treaters – FREEDOM BUNKER says:

    […] highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children," the organization says in a press release published yesterday. "These children were intentionally targeted by adults that were not their […]

  3. Sheriff Admits He Issued a False Alarm About THC-Tainted Halloween Treats | Michigan Standard says:

    […] the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children,” the Drug Free America Foundation declared. “These children were intentionally targeted by adults that were not their parents with the […]

  4. Prohibitionists Say Bogus Candy Scare Proves Legal Pot Endangers Trick-or-Treaters | Michigan Standard says:

    […] highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children,” the organization says in a press release published yesterday. “These children were intentionally targeted by adults that were not […]

  5. Ryan says:

    haha! I can’t believe someone actually posted this hoax again. It’s so rich i’m actually having trouble containing my laughter. Good luck with your prohibitions you idiots.

  6. code_monkey_steve says:

    “I REST MY CASE”

    You fool, you brought facts to a propaganda fight.

    If prohibitionists had any sort of reasonable argument, they wouldn’t have to resort to parroting debunked hoaxes.

  7. Christopher Green says:

    This is all you need to know about this “story”:

    Pot Candy Found After Trick-or-Treating Turns Out to Be Japanese Treat With Maple Leaf.

  8. HT Salisbury says:

    PROHIBITIONISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN”

    AND AGAIN THEY WERE PROVEN TO BE NOTHING BUT BIG PHARMACEUTICALS, PRISONS, DRUG REHABS AND CASINO MAGNATES PUPPETS.

    Pot Candy Found After Trick-or-Treating Turns Out to Be Japanese Treat With Maple Leaf.

    A sheriff’s department in Illinois is being mocked after warning that children may have received pot-infused Halloween candy with cannabis leaf wrappers. The suspicious trick-or-treat candy apparently is Japanese and marketed with a maple leaf..

    At least one group opposed to legalization embraced the initial press release as evidence that their fears may come true, pointing out that Illinois law allows for medical marijuana.

    “The cruel and unfortunate incident highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children. These children were intentionally targeted by adults that were not their parents with the malicious intent of poisoning them,” said the Drug Free America Foundation in a press release Tuesday.

    “Drug Free America Foundation” needs to get a new “JOB” I have an idea!!!!! How About;
    “TIDE PODS FREE AMERICA FOUNDATION”
    “Children Poisoned but not by Marijuana Edibles”
    Analyzed data from 62,254 calls made in 2013 and 2014 to U.S. poison control centers reporting unintentional exposures to laundry or dishwasher detergent among children younger than 6.
    Calls increased for all types of detergent exposures, but the rise was greatest for the highly-concentrated laundry detergent pods (17 percent); followed by dishwasher detergent packets (14 percent).
    Laundry pods are the most hazardous, particularly when the packets contain liquid detergent rather than granules.
    The harms to children from laundry pod ingestion included:
    ⦁ 17 cases of coma
    ⦁ 6 cases of respiratory arrest
    ⦁ 4 cases of pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)
    ⦁ 2 cases of cardiac arrest
    The harms to children from Marijuana Edibles ingestion:
    ; 0 cases of coma
    ; 0 cases of respiratory arrest
    ; 0 cases of pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs)
    : 0 cases of cardiac arrest
    I REST MY CASE

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