It’s that time of the year again. For children, and maybe some adults, to go trick or treating house to house.
With each year that now passes, concerns are raising over whether or not the candy being dispensed will actually be candy or be marijuana edibles.
Detroit police want you to take extra precautions to keep children safe.
Law enforcement agencies are asking parents to check every piece of candy their child receives and to look for tampered treats or marijuana edibles inside packing that appeals to kids.
Roseville police had busted a gas station for selling edibles that are lookalikes for Warheads and Gushers.
“Unless you’re paying attention and you see the little emblem on their that says THC infused, contains marijuana. You’re not going to know the difference,” Roseville Police Chief Ryan Monroe said.
Speaking to WXYZ Detroit, Corie Welton said, “I check all my kid’s candy before I give them anything. That’s just common sense. You just want to make sure everything you give your kids is safe.”
“There are some adults out there that aren’t doing what they should or are supposed to be doing. So I try my best that I take them somewhere where I feel safe and they’re safe and comfortable,” Jaine Oliver added.
According to the Michigan Poison Center, cases of kids eating edibles in the state are going up.
Between August 2019 and August 2020, the state saw about 130 cases. Then from August 2020 to August 2021, the state saw close to 200 cases.
Roseville police are also giving parents the option to have them come to the station to have officers check out the candy to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with.