Colo. kids getting into parents' pot-laced goodies


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DENVER – The easy availability of marijuana in Colorado is raising concerns among police, parents and teachers who worry that kids are getting sick from eating pot-infused “edibles.”

Manufacturers are adding marijuana to everything from cookies to chocolate bars, sodas and candies, and strength and serving size vary widely. Colorado on Jan. 1 permitted special stores to sell marijuana to adults but retained a legal ban on possession of pot by minors.

That hasn’t stopped them from getting hold of it: Twelve students were suspended last month after they ate marijuana-infused candies at their suburban Denver middle school. The two students who supplied the candies are being expelled.

usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/02/marijuana-pot-edibles-colorado/7154651


#2

They haven’t stopped minors from buying cigarettes or alcohol, what makes them think they can prevent more of these incidents?


#3

Now, back when they were discussing whether or not this would be a good idea to legalize marijuana to the general public, I was saying I, personally, did not think it would be a good idea.

What will be next in this experiment, time will tell.

Some thought there would only be positive consequences. I was trying to say that in Mexico, we tried, unsuccessfully, to legalize prostitution, and other things. Each time, there were more unforseen negative consequences than advantages. I suspect there will continue to be more of these as time goes on.


#4

I found my moms pot and hash stash back in the 70s. Wasn’t legal either.


#5

True, but now, this will just be more of a common occurrence, since it’s all perfectly legal.


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