Edibles may look like candy but we value them slightly higher than what makes it into the household candy bowls. Denver Police relax a bit on their warning to citizens to be wary of the “treats” their little Trick-or-Treat’rs are bringing home this year that there could be THC-infused edibles among them. To my non-suprise, Another year goes by without a single report of edibles being given out to children. This year however, our Tweet from the Denver Police Department’s Twitter Account was not so narrowly directed.
In a state where last years numbers show that 4.8million servings of THC-infused edibles were sold, there could be a worry that someone would want to use these products to harm our children. I think there’s 1 large reason this is not happening. Edibles are not that cheap in direct comparison to a bag of halloween candy. Whose dropping a $12 cookie, $8 lollipop, or $25 candy bar into a children’s candy bag? On top of that, I can’t believe many wanting to give up their precious edible to a kid in the first place. An edible may look like candy, but do we throw them into the household candy jar on top of the candy that isn’t THC-infused? No! That would be silly as both are enjoyed and consumed for different reasons.
I am very proud that the residents of our state respect that it’s all our responsibility to show the world that there is a safe and positive way we can “consume responsibly”. We weren’t just handed legal freedom to cannabis; we fought for it over many years. The other side of the coin here is that we must continue to be the example through which other states can look upon for guidance. Colorado residents and guests are doing exactly that.
As we near 2-years of legalization, and no incidents of children being “treated” edibles on their annual Trick-or-Treat sprints, I wonder if the worry will lessen that this will occur in the future?