Rumson, NJ (PRWEB) May 12, 2014
As reported by The Star Ledger (5/11) in their article, Pot Candies, Wax Add Fuel to NJ Marijuana Legalization Fight the ongoing fight to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey is losing, as new marijuana and THC-laced candies are showing up around the state. Although these types of treats are not new, they have been making their appearance and can potentially be dangerous. In addition to candy bars laced with the substance, there are also “jollies,” which are candies that look like Jolly Rancher candies. Though a person cannot overdose on marijuana, ingesting too much THC can have harmful effects on one's body.
According to the article, reporter James Queally writes, “the danger of “jollies” lies in their appearance, police say. Each candy possesses a high dose of THC that is meant for adults to ingest in smaller pieces, but unaware children are likely to swallow it whole.” Although many studies have showed that marijuana is a harmless drug, many people who are against its legalization argue that it is still a gateway drug. Now, with these candies springing up and causing harm, the debate on legalized marijuana has now suffered a crippling blow. In New Jersey, Governer Chris Christie has promised to veto any marijuana legalization bill because he believes it would send out the wrong message.
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