Marijuana infused candy turns up in South Carolina

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(Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, S.C. — Law enforcement officers on the South Carolina coast are warning parents after they discovered a load of marijuana-infused candies during a recent traffic stop on I-95, WHNS reports.

Deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said the candies were infused with THC, the psychoactive chemical component of marijuana, and are virtually indistinguishable from the brand named candies without a chemical analysis.

They also said the THC-infused candies were produced in Colorado where medical marijuana is legal. It is not legal to possess or transport these products outside of the state.

According to the labels, the candy is stated to contain approximately 100 mg of THC.

Deputies are urging parents to be aware that these products are turning up in South Carolina and to report any suspicious candies to local law enforcement.