Warning of marijuana Halloween candy derided as scare tactic

Marijuana advocates say the N.J. AG is trying to scare parents that pot-laced candy will be given out. (Big Stock photo)

Marijuana advocates say the N.J. AG is trying to scare parents that pot-laced candy will be given out. (Big Stock photo)

New Jersey is warning parents to look out for marijuana-laced candy in their kids’ trick-or-treat bags, but they can’t point to any evidence that’s ever happened.

Advocates for legalizing the drug say the warning published this week by the state attorney general’s office is nothing more than a Halloween scare campaign.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office says a warning was necessary because of the similarities in packaging of some edible drugs and candy.

The executive director of the New Jersey chapter of NORML says cannabis consumers are not looking to dose children with cannabis and there’s no evidence of it ever happening at Halloween.

The group is pushing to legalize marijuana in the state, something the Democratic front-runner in next month’s governor’s race supports.

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