'These products can be used to target children': N.L. liquor corp. issues a warning over contraband cannabis

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s seizure of cannabis copies of popular chip, candy and cookie brands is a perfect example of why people should only shop at legal weed retailers and an apt opportunity to cite the need for vigilance, authorities say. It was anything but the real thing last week when members of Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation’s (NLC) regulatory compliance and enforcement department received custody of 375 packages of cannabis chips, candy and cookies, as well as 300 assorted candies, imitated to look like non-weed products. Canadian study: Weed-related ER visits up for young adults despite overall visits being flat pre- and post-legalization Toronto-area convenience store accused of selling candy look-alike weed edibles to children Three-month-long drug trafficking probe bags Surrey RCMP its first weed-infused potato chips “Given the similarity in appearance to well-known brands, these products could certainly appeal to youth and represent a public safety concern,” NLC reported Apr. 20, advising people of the circulation and sale of the contraband products. The considerable haul of knockoff goods included 50 packages of “Cheetos Puffs,” 175 packages of “Medicated Nerds Rope” in cherry, grape, strawberry and “Super Potent Formula,” 25 “Warheads” candy, 25 “Gasheads” candy, 50 “Sour Gushers” candy, 25 “Airheads Extremes” candy, 75 packages of “Starburst” candy, 75 packages of “Skittles” candy and 200 Chocolate Cream “Stoneo” Cookies. About 680 grams of dried cannabis was also confiscated. In general, the Cannabis Act prohibits the promotion of cannabis, a cannabis accessory or any service related to cannabis, and even legal sellers cannot offer products that are not packaged and labelled in accordance with federal rules. The Newfoundland and Labrador find was also determined to be appealing to young persons, contravening a stated objective of the Cannabis Act to restrict their access to cannabis and to protect them from inducement to…

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