The Scary Story On Page One
Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Every year I see the same story ran across news outlets and blown up on the internet. Scary drug dealers want to give your children drugs. While there have been some accidents where children have been given edibles while trick or treating, these are isolated incidents that are few and far between. Here's the reality of the situation. Marijuana edibles are not cheap and no one wants to willingly give them to your little sugar goblin dressed as Cinderella.
For those who are not familiar with the marijuana industry, let me go over an example of edible prices. One of the most common edibles on the market is Robhots, an edible company based in Colorado, typically runs for about $25 to $30 for a 100mg container of gummies in a legal dispensary before tax. In a container of 10 gummies, that runs on average $2.50 to $3 per gummy. And like all compliant edible companies, Robhots is marked with the appropriate labeling, including a stamp labeling it as a marijuana edible.
The truth of the matter is that drugs are expensive and no one is going to knowingly or willingly give them to your kids. The scare piece pushed every year by the media is nothing more than a filler piece meant to scare parents and further the stereotype that anyone who smokes marijuana is the boogieman.
With the research that is being done to show the benefits of medical marijuana and the job creation in legal states, that boogieman has begun to disappear. Law-abiding citizens including parents and grandparents are marijuana users. At this point, with more states legalizing, the boogieman marijuana candy story gets more and more outdated.
Of course, there are the rare bad candy apples, and those people deserve to be locked up in a cell with Bubba for the night. But 99.99% of the time, no one is going to willingly give your kids drugs. Hershey bars are expensive enough as it is, no one is going to want to share their edibles.