Marijuana-shaped candy alarms parents, officials

This is a tad bit much. Our children have enough to deal with and this unacceptable. Children should not be used as pawns in the fight to legalize marijuana. This is an all time low in my opinion.

Candy shaped like marijuana that's showing up on store shelves around America won't get kids high, but aghast city leaders and anti-drug activists say the product and grocers carrying it represent a new low.

"We're already dealing with a high amount of drug abuse and drug activity and trying to raise children so they don't think using illegal substances is acceptable," said City Councilmember Darius Pridgen. "So to have a licensed store sell candy to kids that depicts an illegal substance is just ignorant and irresponsible."

The "Pothead Ring Pots," ''Pothead Lollipops" and bagged candy are distributed to retail stores by the novelty supply company Kalan LP of the Philadelphia suburb of Lansdowne. It also wholesales online for $1 for a lollipop and $1.50 for a package of three rings.

Company president Andrew Kalan said the candy, on the market six to nine months and in 1,000 stores around the United States, promotes the legalization of marijuana.

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