Hope Mills, N.C. — State law enforcement officers are sounding the alarm about drugs packaged in a way that could entice children.
Gummi candy and lollipops containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in marijuana and hemp plants, are being sold in vapor shops in North Carolina.
CBD doesn’t have the same pschyoactive effects as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, found in marijuana, but experts say it can give you euphoric feeling. Yet, CBD isn’t regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and isn’t illegal to purchase.
Although the CBD products are marked “Not a Candy,” and “Keep out of reach of children” on the back of the packaging, parent Catherine Scrimshaw said she doesn’t think that goes far enough.
“It feels like a candy. It looks like a candy. I don’t know many children who’d turn it over and read the label,” Scrimshaw said. “I mean, I have a 6-year-old who can read, and she’d say, ‘Oh, Mommy, gummi candy.’ She’d be excited about this.”
Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said his school resource officers haven’t come across any of