Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

...And make sure you watch out for THC laced candies...Or seek them out...

Hey, whatever blows your skirt up.

Drug Laced Candy Found in Hennepin County

Chocolates and caramels laced with the active ingredient in marijuana have been discovered in Hennepin County, Sheriff Rich Stanek reported Monday.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, was found cooked into the candies recently by the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force.

"With Halloween this week, it's important to warn parents of this potentially dangerous candy," Stanek said. "If a child eats a small amount of this candy, it's equivalent to smoking very potent marijuana cigarettes."

Which really wouldn't be out of the norm, right? I've always thought of children as just a bunch of drunk adults, imagining them as a bunch of high adults wouldn't be much of a stretch...It may actually calm them down, which would be a good thing...Right?)

The chocolates are thick and heavy, and can be found molded into shapes like hearts, stars, lips (like the Rolling Stones logo) and marijuana leaves. He said that the caramels can look very similar to homemade caramels, just slightly thicker (see photos on left).

(Since when was it ever O.K. to allow your child to accept homemade candy on Halloween from a stranger...If you do, I would say that marajuana laced treats are the least of your worries. I once received a half-eaten french silk pie from my neighbors on Halloween...They had ran out of candy and felt bad. I ate it with my best friend and parents...is this wrong?)

The THC is extracted from marijuana by boiling marijuana plants. The THC becomes oily and rises to the top of the water where it is skimmed off and cooled to create a paste similar to butter. The paste is commonly referred to as "budder." This "budder" can then be cooked into other foods such as brownies, chocolate and caramels.

(Genius, Pure Genius...Beat that Paula Dean!!!)

**Source KSTP.com**


Bud said...

I wish somebody would mess with my chocolate like that.

Momentary Academic said...

I've heard of magic brownies, but I've never tried one. I certainly wouldn't waste it on someone's kids. haha.

Sandra said...

I wondered what my druggie neighbor was giving out!!!

Hey I am about to make a recipe that I posted on my blog, which I believe is gluten free and could be made vegan, if you'd like to try to tweak it!

Jane said...

What a funny bit of misinformation.

Why would someone refer to it as "budder" unless you are writing it out in a letter. It's refer to as cannabutter in most recipes.

You don't boil it. You cook the leaves with a form of fat that absorbs the THC. I can just imagine teenagers reading that, boiling pot leaves & waiting for the oil to rise up off it. What plant does that?

Silly rabbits.