Beware of CBD laced candy when out trick or treating

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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Police and doctors are warning parents to be aware of candy infused with CBD that looks very similar to normal candies passed out on Halloween.

CBD is a derivative of marijuana and comes with a serious caution.

Ingesting CBD laces candy can cause fatigue, drowsiness, and it could also badly interact with other medications you are taking.

The scary part of these CBD candies is that even police have a hard time telling the difference between regular and CBD infused ones.

It’s really identical out of the package that kind of just comes back to don’t take loose Halloween candy, make sure it’s all packaged up so parents can see that it’s been sealed and it remain sealed so they know what the kids are getting,” said Phil Mullen of the Cape Coral police department.

Cape Coral police say there is a reason for age restriction on the packaging, and it should be kept out of hands of children.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one concern about these types of products is the unreliability and the dosage.

That’s why you are advised to always read the label, and make sure it’s put away in a safe place, because if kids see it they may think it is for them.

“I really don’t they look exactly the same if I didn’t know any better I would think they were the same,” Cape Coral resident Jennie Poskon said.

A recent study done by the Mayo Clinic showed that in 84 CBD products bought online, 18 of those had THC in them.

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