Marijuana-Shaped Candy for Kids? Why?

In an Oct. 6, 2011 photo, Felicia Williams, Community Liason for Buffalo City Council member Darius Pridgen, holds a package of "Ring Pots" candy.

What fresh hell is this?  It appears that we haven’t been immersed deeply enough in drugs and the residual mayhem they cause.  Who thought that it would be a good idea to make candy for children that looks like marijuana?  A pot head of course! Who else would think this would be a great idea?

The parents are in an uproar over the seemingly illegal candy and it appears that the ‘Pothead Ring Pots,’ ‘Pothead Lollipops’ and other bagged candy were made by a novelty supply company that is fighting for the legalization of their favorite past time.  According to the Daily Mail, the candy has been sold  for “the last six to nine months in 1,000 stores around the country.”

The company, Kalan LP, is based in Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York has seen the candy up close and personal.  City Councilman Darius Pridgen is supporting parents by sending a message to the company’s president, Andrew Kalan, with his refusal to grant licenses to any store that tries  to carry it.

It’s one thing to distribute this sort of thing where only adults can see it, but to take your crusade to legalize marijuana to the kid’s corner store is a completely different realm.  Kudos to Mr. Pridgen!  Keep that mess at Spencer’s gifts or the adult novelty gift stores, Kalan!

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-J.C. Brooks

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