Police: Watch Halloween candy for edible pot

DENVER - Denver Police are warning parents and trick-or-treaters of pot infused candy this Halloween.

Earlier this month they posted a video with a Denver marijuana store.

Watch the Video: Halloween Marijuana Edibles Warning

Police warn that some marijuana edibles can be identical to actual candy.

The video posted to YouTube features the owner of Urban Dispensary, Patrick Johnson, talking about telling the difference between actual candy and edibles.

Johnson said 20 to 30 percent of sales in his store are from edibles.

"What's happening a lot with the edible manufacturers who have focused on a hard or a soft candy is that the most cost-effective way for them to bring that to the market is to use knock-off candy," Johnson said. "So they'll buy it in bulk form, then they infuse it by using viscous hash oil. They spray that onto the candy and once that candy dries, there's really no way to tell the difference between candy that's infused and candy that's not infused."

Johnson said some of the products look similar to candy that has been on the market that a child, parent or even an expert in the field can't tell if it is pot infused.

He recommends that if your kids bring home a candy that doesn't look like it's from a candy company to just throw it in the trash and don't let your kids eat it.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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