Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies

Posted by: IceMyst

Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/01/05 08:10 AM

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The City Council passed a law Wednesday banning the sale of marijuana-flavored lollipops, gumdrops and other treats, becoming the first major city to prohibit the confections that have appeared in convenience stores nationwide.

The candies are legal because they are made with hemp oil, an ingredient used in health foods and some household products. The oil imparts marijuana's grassy taste but not the high.

"I can't imagine the degree and the extent to which people will go to make a buck -- and to make a buck on kids, trying to get them to experiment with something that is going to be a lead-in to the use of marijuana," said Alderman Edward Burke, who sponsored the measure.

Chicago is not the only city weighing the issue. A New York City councilwoman plans to hold hearings on the candies this summer, and an Atlanta suburb passed a resolution opposing them, which caused merchants there to remove the treats from their shelves.

In Chicago, stores selling the candy will face fines up to $500 and possible suspension or revocation of their business licenses.

The candies are sold under names such as Purple Haze and Rasta. Companies that manufacture the products say the candies are geared toward adults and that they advise retailers to sell only to people 18 and older.

"This is an adult product. I don't intend and I don't want kids to eat it," said Tony Van Pelt, president of one manufacturer, Chronic Candy. "There are 78 million pot smokers out there (in the United States) ... That's who I'm going after."

Van Pelt said he is considering legal action because a product with legal ingredients is being declared off-limits in Chicago.

"I think this is crazy. There is nothing illegal about it. Freedom of choice is being attacked," he said.

Source
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/01/05 08:10 AM

Nice to know that even candy is being considered a gateway drug... Yes kiddies is you lick this lolly pop then you're gonna become a hard core druggie...
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/02/05 04:29 AM

FGuckin...lucky charms
/,me scratches self

ficlomg////....frutiy pebbles
/me catrsraches self more

fucking...candy
/,e seracteches self even omoe

fuckin...fuckin crack
/,e jots pipe

that shit is dagnrsrous!!!!!!1
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/02/05 09:49 AM

W...T...F...
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/02/05 10:07 AM

erm, /me hands perg his crackpipe back...

awsome candy tho, never heard of it here in oz tho.
was just wondering, anyone on the boards ever tried any of em?
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/02/05 01:27 PM

when they start selling them here giz and i will be geting some. which is really odd that oregon doesnt cause we could give 2 shits about pot being a danger here. we listened to the new federal law about no medical pot for all of 3 days before we started handing out medical pot cards again. he he he
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/05/05 12:46 PM

Quote:
IceMyst: ...we listened to the new federal law about no medical pot for all of 3 days before we started handing out medical pot cards again...
whoa! u guys can actually get pot from the government in oregon?!?!?
wicked!
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/05/05 02:24 PM

Oregon is one of the biggest pothead states in the USA. We're also the most lenient. The cops here actually said they will not be busting people who smoke it for medicinal purposes cause they have better things to do then to arrest people who are dying or seriously ill or just need some pot...
Posted by: pergesu

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/05/05 03:53 PM

If you get caught in CO with less than an ounce, it's a petty offense and a $100 fine. But most cops don't give a shit enough to actually give you that ticket.

Nothing better than getting rocky mountain high. holla
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 04:47 AM

At the outdoor concerts here people blantently smoke it in front of the cops and they just walk away. What's even better is that the Christians here dont seem to mind it too much either. They're FINALLY seeing the truth in SOMETHING!
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 06:24 AM

I find it BS to ban candy; big fuckin deal it tastes like pot, not like it has my favorite vitamin's in it... Ya know, T-H and C...
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 06:44 AM

It's like saying that eating the Lindor Liquer candies will make people alcoholics... People are dumb fucks...
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 12:39 PM

did anyone else read that as "Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candles" I'm like...mmmk, who eats candles?
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 02:18 PM

ur a dork hun :p
Posted by: Girlie

Re: Chicago bans sale of pot-flavored candies - 07/06/05 11:59 PM

yeah, but it's part of my charm.