Denver Police Warn Parents About Pot-Laced Candy

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Denver Police are warning parents about pot-laced candy this Halloween season. They even released a video illustrating how similar the Sour Patch Kids candy looks to the real thing.

“A kid is not going to be able to tell the difference,” said Denver Police spokesman Ron Hackett, according to ABC News. “My daughter is 7 years old. She could care less if it’s growing mold. She’s going to eat it.”

The video features Patrick Johnson, owner of the Urban Dispensary, telling parents why they need to be on the lookout for the laced candy.

“Edibles account for somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of our gross sales here in the shop,” Johnson says in the video. “There’s really no way to tell the difference between candy that is infused and candy that’s not.”

He suggests parents be aware of the brands and throw away any candy that has un unfamiliar brand.

Police are also concerned that some kids may be able to get access to laced candy that parents set aside for themselves.