Marijuana Can't Stay Out of the Food News

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Marijuana can't stay out of food news.
​There aren't many rules regarding marijuana consumption, except for those laws that make it illegal. In the past week, though, marijuana keeps appearing in food news. And it's not just pot brownies giving people the munchies.

Well, in one case it was pot brownies. Last weekend in Huntington Beach, California, three elderly people were sickened after unknowingly eating marijuana-laced brownies at a funeral. The pot came from the deceased's leftover medicinal marijuana, which the man's daughter announced, but apparently two 71-year-old women and an 82-year-old man missed the message. They went to the hospital with nausea, dizziness and difficulty standing. (For the record, the venue that hosted the memorial claims the incident didn't happen there.)

Pot food's not just for old people. The kiddies love it, too!

In other news: Just in time for Halloween, parents are not pleased about the appearance of candies shaped like pot leaves, even though the candies do not contain marijuana.

The candy, which includes pot leaf-shaped lollipops, ring pops and gummies, is being sold to promote the legalization of marijuana. It's produced by Kalan LP of Philadelphia, and it's been on the market since last spring.

While some parents are appalled at the idea of their kids being offered marijuana-themed candies, a few are taking it as an opportunity to discuss marijuana use with their children.

For more sophisticated tastes, marijuana-infused wine is making headlines. It only makes sense, considering California's wine country is near pot country. Gourmet exposed the marriage of the two inebriating industries last week, while noting that eating marijuana is "a bit of psychoactive Russian roulette with a strange aftertaste."

Nevertheless, the story focuses on "medibles" -- marijuana-laced foods sold at medicinal marijuana dispensaries -- and "green wine" or "tree wine." That's pot-infused wine, and apparently California's rife with it. But only if you know the right people.


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Marijuana Abuse
Marijuana Abuse

Poverty, frustration due to the lack of opportunity and creative outlets, alcohol andmarijuana abuse, verbal and physical abuse as a means of rearing children, noise and dirt, poor educational achievement, weak state regulation of an array of .... For instance, the rate of decline in rates of homicide in the United States has been similar to that in Canada since 1976 when the United States reinstated the use of the death penalty and Canada took it out of its criminal code

sun7
sun7

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StillABluesFan
StillABluesFan

As a former St. Louis resident now living in California, I find it pretty hilarious that you guys apparently had a recent "pot candy scare." 

Shouldn't we also ban those penis-shaped suckers in the back of Spencer's? Shouldn't we get rid of the fart powder they sell there at Spencer's too? If the terrorists got ahold of the fart powder in vast quantities, they could posion the water supply with it!! The increase in methane would compound global warming, and we'd all die!!

Oh god, ban fart powder before it's too late!!   

Im103mike
Im103mike

Powered sugar looks like cocaine.  Water looks like Vodka. Shall we ban them too? Kids see alcohol and tobacco use daily and that's ok according to the prohibitionists, but when its "Evil" marijuana, then we must be all serious and scared.  People fear what they don't know, that is a proven fact. The anti-pot people are ignorant of Marijuana facts and are afraid of it, that's why they are so against it. Pot use will NEVER go away, in fact, it will increase. All this 'news' about marijuana only helps the pro-marijuana cause. It will get people thinking and talking about it and hopefully, many, many more will try it and see whether it is bad or not.

Vincent Von Dudler
Vincent Von Dudler

This two part plan is the only action the citizens of the US need to take to end federal marijuana prohibition:1) EVERYONE that sees these links sign up at both sites and weigh in on the debate- http://pvox.co/CdiFqY- http://wh.gov/gDQ2) Propagate those two links and ensure that everyone that sees them go to both those sites.

Too many people are blaming the President for enforcing the federal marijuana prohibitio­n. Contact Congress (the LEGISLATIVE branch [that's the important one when it comes to law]) via the first link. Contact Obama (the EXECUTIVE branch [until Obama vetos a passed H.R. 2306 it's on Congress - but tell Obama anyway]) via the second link. It really is THAT easy. Participate in democracy!

Usmjp Vermont
Usmjp Vermont

When I was a kid they sold candy cigarettes!Please sign my citizen petition at the White House to END MARIJUANA PROHIBITIONfor adults age 21 and over.http://wh.gov/gP1Thank you!Cris Ericson (802)875-4038Vermont,and by the way,candy causes tooth decay!

Duncan Wallace
Duncan Wallace

Powdered sugar only looks like cocaine to people that have never had much, if any experience with cocaine.

Of course I don't think that these candies should be banned, but these candies don't look like cannabis, they look like great huge cannabis leaves on a stick. The same way a chocolate easter bunny looks like a real bunny.

Fartmaster2012
Fartmaster2012

"Powdered sugar only looks like cocaine to people that have never had much, if any experience with cocaine." Like children? Dipshit

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