PUBLIC SAFETY: Time for some basic trick-or-treating tips for parents this Halloween:
Reflective costumes or clothing for your youngsters, along with a flashlight or glow stick, are smart;
Remind them to use crosswalks, be careful on or near roadways and not run — an uneven sidewalk can do serious damage;
Inspect candy, of course — toss out anything that’s unwrapped or looks like it’s already been opened — but also keep in mind that some states (not New Jersey) legally sell marijuana candy.
Although some may think it’s clever, the THC-infused “treats” include Pot-Tarts and Snicker Bars — which come in wrappers similar to their original namesakes.
That’s not to say it’s a widespread threat: The cost alone make it prohibitive for would-be pranksters.
And if the packaging wasn’t enough to tell you what’s inside, you can always smell it: Cannabis candy tends to be skunky.
“There is no data to suggest that this is a significant threat here in New Jersey,” State Police emphasize, “but it’s always good to err on the side of caution.”
In Colorado, where marijuana is legally dispensed, Denver police produced this video: