Kid Trick or Treating in Stafford Twp NJ Got a Bag of Edibles
Officials warned it might happen. Experts said "no way!"
Well, it happened. In South Jersey. In Southern Ocean County.
Stafford Township Police say a bag of edibles was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag after Trick-or-Treating in the Ocean Acres section of the township. Police say the candy came from somewhere in the Oaks section, near Anchor Avenue.
Edibles are cannabis-based food products. The bag presented by police clearly has listed as the active ingredient, Delta 8 THC. According to the FDA, Delta 8 THC "is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). "
The FDA says it has psychoactive and intoxicating effects - not the thing you would want to hand out to young children!
More about Delta 8 THC and its effect can be found on the FDA website.
Stafford Township Police are asking parents to check their children's candy to make sure it's safe. If you have a similar incident to report, you're urged to contact Stafford Township Police at 609-597-1000 ext. 8444. You can also send an email to Rdunfee@staffordpolice.org.