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Invisibleveggie

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Candy goes to pot
    #3501839 - 12/15/04 03:15 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

NYC lawmakers fume over marijuana-flavored candy that claims 'every lick is like taking a hit.'
December 14, 2004
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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - New York City lawmakers have condemned the sale of Chronic Candy, a marijuana-flavored lollipop and gumdrop line that claims "every lick is like taking a hit," a newspaper report said Tuesday.

Chronic Candy's hemp-based confections are sold at 43 stores around the city, said a report in amNew York.

"To produce this kind of candy is sickening. This is targeted to children," councilwoman Margarita Lopez, chairwoman of the Substance Abuse Committee, told the newspaper. Lopez also promised a council resolution condemning the sweets.

But the candymaker said people are overreacting to the product, according to the story. amNew York reports that the candy is imported from Switzerland and contains no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

"Hemp candy has been around since 1920," Antonio Montana, founder and president of Chronic Candy, told the newspaper. "It's not my goal or intention at all to influence kids."

He added that the only buzz you'll get is from all the sugar.

But the newspaper report said that the candy -- which is sold in "nickel bags" and "20 sacks" and comes in flavors like the Chronic and Acapulco Gold -- embraces drug culture. Public health workers told amNew York the candy glamorized drug use.

Councilman Bill Berkins (D-Harlem) was quoted as saying that the candies are "clearly perpetuating a culture that is unhealthy. It is unacceptable and needs to be taken off the market."


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #3502004 - 12/15/04 04:11 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

:lol:
That's awesome.  :thumbup:


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: Adamist]
    #3502778 - 12/15/04 10:06 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Adamist said:
:lol:
That's awesome.  :thumbup:




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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #3503176 - 12/15/04 01:18 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

"Account for domain www.chroniccandy.com has been suspended"
*nevermind, its back


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #3511310 - 12/16/04 11:46 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

thats sweet as, gotta love the site too. bit expensive for candy though.


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: AuroricDistortions]
    #3512231 - 12/17/04 04:47 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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AuroricDistortions said:
"Account for domain www.chroniccandy.com has been suspended"
?? I wanted to try it, was this the real website of the manufacturer? Plenty of other places selling it though.




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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: sui]
    #3513624 - 12/17/04 02:44 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

haha yeah I saw these being sold in this store called spencers in the mall
I picked it up and tried to smell through the plastic but didn't smell like anything


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: Captain Loafy McPoopdick]
    #3514021 - 12/17/04 04:27 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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"To produce this kind of candy is sickening. This is targeted to children," councilwoman Margarita Lopez, chairwoman of the Substance Abuse Committee,




Forgive me for screaming, friends, but... WHAT IN THE MOTHER FUCK DO YOU CONSIDER CANDY CIGARETTES??? :mad2:


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: dr_gonz]
    #3523687 - 12/20/04 10:49 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

boiledmeatloaf... It seems that spencers is in every mall in the country... what state do you live in?


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: CptnGarden]
    #3543934 - 12/26/04 12:34 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I tried one of these candys today and it tastes like dog shit. If you wanna taste some skunk, do a bongrip of nugs.

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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4311205 - 06/18/05 05:32 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hip-Hop Endorsing Chronic Candy Draws Fire
June 18, 2005 - thuglifearmy.com


Marijuana-flavored lollipops may seem an unlikely product, but sugary treats with weed-inspired flavors such as Purple Haze, Acapulco Gold and Rasta are appearing on the shelves of convenience stores and hip-hop smoke shops nationwide.

Marketers call them a harmless novelty. Anti-drug advocates say the candies encourage people, particularly teens and young children, to smoke pot.

The Chronic Candys Web site features an endorsement from rap artist and hip-hop rap producer Warren G. The site also includes photos of hip-hop rap artist Snoop Dogg wearing a Chronic Candy cap and actor Vern Troyer - Mini Me from the "Austin Powers" movies - eating one of the lollipops.

"This kind of thing is reprehensible," said state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta lawmaker who has organized demonstrations against the candy. "It's nothing but dope candy and that's nothing we need to be training our children to do."

Several companies offer an array of lollipops, gum drops and other candies flavored with hemp oil, which gives the sweets an oily, grassy taste marketers say is similar to the flavor of smoking marijuana - but with none of the narcotic effects.

While the candies have caught the attention of government and law enforcement officials across the country, there's nothing even questionable about their legality. Hemp oil is used in products ranging from health food to beauty supplies.

And all the companies contend their candies are geared toward adults and that they advise retailers to sell the candy only to people 18 and older.

"There are more than 70 million people in the United States who smoke marijuana. We're catering to the audience of people who are in that smoking culture," said Rick Watkins, marketing director for Corona, Calif.-based Chronic Candy, which uses the slogan: "Every lick is like taking a hit."

Hydro Blunts, which was founded in Corona, Calif., and now has its main distribution center in Atlanta, markets marijuana-flavored Kronic Kandy, which is advertised as "a favorite among people who enjoy smoking blunts/cigars."

"Basically, our Kronic Kandy is part of a lifestyle, like hip hop and rap music," said Tony Sosa, head of Hydro Blunts.

But Sosa claims another market as well.

"In our research we have found our Kronic Kandy is mostly used by customers trying to kick the habit of using the illegal drug marijuana," said Sosa, whose company also sells flavored rolling papers. "It has the flavor and essence, without any of the pharmacological ingredients."

Critics don't buy that argument, citing the kind of marketing on Chronic Candy's Web site, which shows video of people apparently smoking marijuana and a warehouse with hundreds of marijuana plants.

"It's pretty clear to see what they're trying to appeal to," said Pat Shea, of Cary, N.C., Southeast program director for the anti-drug DARE program. "They want to appeal to the wannabe's. We always say that the wannabe's are going-to-be's."

In New York City, councilwoman Margarita Lopez said she saw the candy popping up at convenience stores near schools in her district, which includes the city's Lower East Side and East Village.

"It was something that exploded in front of my eyes," said Lopez, a Democrat who is chairwoman of the council's committee on mental health and substance abuse.

She has introduced a resolution condemning the candies, and plans to hold hearings on the subject this summer.

"The whole logic they use to talk about the candy not being marketed to young people is just baloney," Lopez said. "We know what they are doing and what they are doing is glorifying substance abuse."

In Georgia, Fort - a Democrat - says his community demonstrations have persuaded several convenience store companies to remove the product from their shelves. He's working on legislation addressing the candies, but says he's not sure whether government officials can ban the sale of a product that doesn't actually contain a controlled substance.

The city council in Douglasville, a suburb west of Atlanta, recently passed a resolution voicing its opposition to the candies.

"This is nowhere near something we want for our kids," said Mayor pro-tem Henry Mitchell III, who sponsored the resolution after hearing complaints from constituents.

At Junkman's Daughter, an eclectic novelty shop in Atlanta's Little Five Points shopping district, the suckers are sold from a plastic bucket with a marijuana leaf on its label. The bucket is separate from other candies and sits near a cash register on an elevated counter that would be too high for children to reach.

Owner Pam Majors said she considers the item a novelty like many of the other gifts the store sells - from Elvis Presley Pez dispensers and hula lamps to action figures of the rock band KISS.

"We've got probably every weird kind of candy there is in here," said Majors, who says she hasn't heard customer complaints about the hemp candy. "If it was anything you could get high off of, we wouldn't carry it, obviously."

Sosa said Kronic Kandy, which is made in the Netherlands, is available in stores all over the country. He said he's open to working with government and community leaders to make sure it's sold only to adults, but feels unfairly attacked.

"Our candy is 100 percent legal," Sosa said. "It's FDA-approved and kosher."


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4313249 - 06/19/05 08:51 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

you know whats gonna happen with that kind of publicity?
people who havent even heard about htose stupid candies are gonna be like
"lol wtf, chronic candy eh? gotta try it!"

bang, sure thats what these fuckers didnt want at all :wink:
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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4317161 - 06/20/05 03:27 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

fascists !!!

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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4318502 - 06/20/05 10:13 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

"To produce this kind of candy is sickening. This is targeted to children," councilwoman Margarita Lopez

Interesting that Margarita doesn't seem to mind the Tequila flavored lollypops available for sale at convenience stores everywhere. I wonder if she drinks...


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: Diploid]
    #4321278 - 06/21/05 05:29 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I think my senator will be getting an e-mail about this.


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4322062 - 06/21/05 08:57 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

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"The whole logic they use to talk about the candy not being marketed to young people is just baloney," Lopez said. "We know what they are doing and what they are doing is glorifying substance abuse."




This lady deserves a good pimpslap.  :tongue:  What they might be glorying is SUBSTANCE USE, not ABUSE.  I don't see anything about getting high as hell all day long, or being a pothead, or anything that would even hint toward the idea of glorying ABUSE.  It might glorify USE, but like others have said, there are TV commercials that glorify alcohol, and with this lady's logic, those commercials, too, are glorifying substance ABUSE, right?

It's really sad that substance "use" and "abuse" are given the same definition by these wackjobs if it has anything to do with an illegal drug.

I see nothing but good vibes coming from these candies, all this fuss is just silly  :rolleyes:


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: kake]
    #4335787 - 06/25/05 02:05 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Am i the only one who is aware that MJ tastes really bad?

why dont they just same themselves the trouble of marketing MJ candy and just make a overcooked broccoli candy. they taste about the same.


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: yousuck]
    #4346453 - 06/28/05 12:54 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I wrote Margarita an e-mail raising the issue of candy cigarettes and tequila lollipops. We'll see what she has to say.
Thanks for the ideas folks.


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Re: Candy goes to pot [Re: veggie]
    #4354007 - 06/30/05 03:55 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Chicago Bans Sale of Pot-Flavored Candies
June 30, 2005 - rednova.com

CHICAGO (AP) - The City Council passed a law Wednesday banning the sale of marijuana-flavored lollipops, gumdrops and other treats, becoming the first major city to prohibit the confections that have appeared in convenience stores nationwide.

The candies are legal because they are made with hemp oil, an ingredient used in health foods and some household products. The oil imparts marijuana's grassy taste but not the high.

"I can't imagine the degree and the extent to which people will go to make a buck - and to make a buck on kids, trying to get them to experiment with something that is going to be a lead-in to the use of marijuana," said Alderman Edward Burke, who sponsored the measure.

Chicago is not the only city weighing the issue. A New York City councilwoman plans to hold hearings on the candies this summer, and an Atlanta suburb passed a resolution opposing them, which caused merchants there to remove the treats from their shelves.

In Chicago, stores selling the candy will face fines up to $500 and possible suspension or revocation of their business licenses.

The candies are sold under names such as Purple Haze and Rasta. Companies that manufacture the products say the candies are geared toward adults and that they advise retailers to sell only to people 18 and older.

"This is an adult product. I don't intend and I don't want kids to eat it," said Tony Van Pelt, president of one manufacturer, Chronic Candy. "There are 78 million pot smokers out there (in the United States) ... That's who I'm going after."

Van Pelt said he is considering legal action because a product with legal ingredients is being declared off-limits in Chicago.

"I think this is crazy. There is nothing illegal about it. Freedom of choice is being attacked," he said.


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