Billboard warns of Halloween candy: ‘Can you spot the pot?’

Billboard warns of Halloween candy: ‘Can you spot the pot?

The Cannabist, October 22, 2014

By Ricardo Baca

A couple new billboards in Denver are asking parents to double-check their kids’ Halloween candy this holiday, the first since legal recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado.

The billboard, sponsored by advocacy group Smart Colorado, features photos of prominent pot-infused edibles, from suckers to sour candies, and asks, “Can you spot the pot? Halloween candy: Trick or treat?”

“Spotting the pot in your kids’ candy is difficult, Halloween or not. The real question is why is marijuana in kids’ candy in the first place?” Diane Carlson, co-founder of Smart Colorado, said in a release. “It’s our responsibility as a community to provide children, teens, parents, teachers, medical professionals, employers and neighbors with the information necessary to protect Colorado citizens and, most importantly, our kids.”  […]