The Denver Police Department cautioned parents about marijuana edibles on Halloween in a video posted to its YouTube page Monday
In the video, Patrick Johnson, owner of Urban Dispensary, says that edibles, or candy coated in habiscus hash oil, account for anywhere from 20 percent to 30 percent of his gross sales, and are indistinguishable from regular candy.
“Once that candy dries, there’s really no way to tell the difference between infused and candy that’s not infused,” Johnson said. “Some of these products look so similar to candy that’s been on the market that we’ve eaten as children that there’s really no way for a child or a parent or even anybody, even an expert in the field, to tell you whether or not a product is infused or not.”
Manufacturers typically infuse knockoff candy bought in bulk, so Johnson said parents should toss any candy that isn’t in familiar packaging or in a tampered package.