COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (WESH) — A Florida sheriff’s office said Thursday that it had seized thousands of dollars’ worth of edible marijuana that was disguised to look like candy.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said it seized 332 units of edible marijuana packaged to look like candy. The marijuana has a value if $33,600
Photos shared on the sheriff’s office Facebook page showed the marijuana in packages that appear to resemble Sour Patch Kids candy. The candies were instead labeled “Stoney Patch.”
“Although medical marijuana is legal in Florida, state statutes prohibit marijuana edibles from being packaged in a way that is attractive to children or made in a form that resembles candy. Medical marijuana in Florida must be sealed in plain, opaque wrapping and marked with a universal marijuana symbol,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
Deputies said that if parents encounter items that look like the ones seen in the images, they should call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300. Those hoping to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.