Skip to comments.Critics Say Pot Candy Is Being Marketed To Kids (Creator Says "I'm Gonna Make A Billion Dollars...")
Posted on 05/05/2005 10:48:52 AM PDT by MisterRepublican
ORLANDO, Fla. -- There's a new lollipop in town and its flavor is controversial to say the least. It's called 'Chronic Candy' and it's made to taste like marijuana. Critics of the product say it's one more way to make illegal drugs seem cool.
The little lollipops really are made to taste like marijuana, but there is no THC in them, which is the active ingredient in pot that gets you high. But that fact hasn't stopped critics of this crazy candy.
Beyond the plastic wrapper, buried in the colorful candy is the flavor of marijuana.
"It's not good at all, it's sweet," said Florence Marr after tasting the candy. "It tastes like crap."
Not everyone shares Marr's opinion and drug prevention experts say the sweet stuff will be very tempting to a vulnerable crowd.
"I mean, I'm thinking middle school kids as being really intrigued with this. They're so much at that pivotal point, rebel a little bit. 'It's just candy, mom, how can it hurt me,'" commented Jody Scott, Center for Drug Free Living.
The ad campaign for the pot-flavored pops is almost more shocking than the candy itself, using pictures of marijuana and slogans that make parents cringe, such as "tell a friend, not a cop," and "every lick is like taking a hit."
"Every lick is like taking a hit, that's nice. And then of course, the packaging is called nickel bag. I mean, that's uncalled for," said parent Wade Marr.
"I feel sorry for anybody who needs this to make a living," said Brian Foster.
The man making that living expects it to be quite a living.
"Actually, to be honest with you, you'll hear it first. I'm gonna make a billion dollars out of this," said Tony Van Pelt, the creator of Chronic Candy.
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Shouldn't it taste like brownies?
"Actually, to be honest with you, you'll hear it first. I'm gonna make a billion dollars out of this," said Tony Van Pelt, the creator of Chronic Candy..."
Actually, I think Tony Van Pelt should be taken out back and beaten, what an amoral POS he is.
Yum. Candy that tastes like bong water.
Does pot taste good enough to eat?
Nope, never tried/smoked it, that's why I ask.
When I was a kid I used to buy candy cigarettes from the ice cream man (until my mom found out). Jelly beans come in pina colada, strawberry daquiri, and margarita. I remember tequila flavored lollipops with a worm inside were popular for a while.
It was just a matter of time.
I always wondered if there was any good use for bong water- does it contain any measurable level of THC?
A woman in the video who tries it says' "tastes like crap". I'll take her word for it. Now...the scotch flavored candy I'm developing is really peaty and smoky good and it gets better with age.
Why can't kids today just eat lead-flavored paint chips, like I did?
Got them on Halloween. Bubble gum and chocolate cigars, too. Loved the Daquiri ice cream as a kid, too.
"I mean, what could be more harmless than a lollypop?" questioned Scott."
Well, I do recall often hearing about children choking to death on hard candies....
huh, I wonder how many people have died from using marijuana?
" 'Actually, to be honest with you, you'll hear it first. I'm gonna make a billion dollars out of this,' said Tony Van Pelt, the creator of Chronic Candy."
Sounds like a skit from an early SNL - Dan Ackroyd's sleazy character selling toys like "Johnny Switchblade" and "Bag O' Glass".
His next candy flavor will be sex-related...
I can't wait for Meth Breath mints
"Who loves ya, baby?"
"I'm going to make one-billion dollars."
And considering he broke no laws, you'll be able to provide a valid reason for your vitrolic and unwarranted response I suppose....
Who said anything about breaking laws? He's just promoting dope to kids.
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