Health Department Shares Public Awareness Bulletin on Marijuana Candy – October 2017

The Health Department is sharing a public awareness bulletin below that was prepared by the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center concerning marijuana candy.  There is a significant presence of marijuana candy and other edible forms in New Jersey and nearby states. The presence of these edible forms of marijuana poses a great risk to users, especially to children, who may accidentally receive marijuana candy during Halloween. Marijuana candy is illegal in New Jersey. It contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient that causes a high. Marijuana candy often imitates hard or gummy candy or chocolate. THC levels in marijuana candy can be as high as 90% compared to 10 to 20% found in marijuana vegetation.