The Georgia legislature is moving to ban the sale of marijuana-flavored candies to children. Marketed under the name "chronic candy" or "put suckers," you can get gumdrops or lollipops that are suppose to taste like pot. Predictably, some legislators are all atwitter about this new Menace To Our Youth, and they are not the only ones.
Guys, let me let you in on a secret: these are novelties. They are sold as a joke, gag gifts and the like. Nobody just loves the taste of pot, certainly not enough to eat pot-flavored candy. Children are not going to be scarfing these things down, unless they want to get adults riled up. And, predictably, they will succeed. Even if they start distributing these in school lunches, children are not going to Embark Upon a Life of Addiction because they eat some pot-flavored candy.
I'll bet they are pretty vile -- but if they get folks this riled up, well, lick away!
UPDATE: MSNBC.com has an article about them which betrays the predictable hysteria. It includes a picture. Check it out!