Jacob Sullum on Fears of Marijuana-Infused Halloween Candy


Denver Police Department

Last week the Denver Police Department advised parents to be on the lookout for marijuana-infused candy that malicious strangers might try to pass off as ordinary Halloween treats. According to CNN, "Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: a very adult treat ending up in their kids' candy bags." Actually, says Jacob Sullum, this fear is not so new: Law enforcement officials have been stoking it for years, undeterred by the lack of evidence to back it up.