Parents outraged at MARIJUANA shaped candy ‘Pothead Lollipops & Pothead Ring Pots’

Capitalism at its finest.This exactly what our impressionable kids need right now. More examples of how to get high, like they don’t get enough from music and movies. More info below:

In an Oct. 6, 2011 photo, Felicia Williams, Community Liason for Buffalo City Council member Darius Pridgen, holds a package of "Ring Pots" candy in Buffalo, N.Y. The marijuana-shaped candy that’s showing up on store shelves around the country won’t get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

via Huff Post

The bags of “Pothead Sour Gummy Candy,” and lollipops shaped like marijuana leaves appear to be a recent addition to the inventory of some corner stores. The sour apple-flavored candy contains nothing illegal, but with its marijuana leaf, the word “Legalize” and a joint-smoking, peace sign-waving user on the packaging, critics say it’s not only in poor taste but an invitation to try the real thing.

“It’s the whole idea that it promotes drugs and the idea that, here, you’ll look cool if you use this – which is what gets these kids in trouble in the very first place,” said Jodie Altman, program supervisor at Renaissance House, a treatment center for drug- and alcohol-addicted youth.

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