The Ferrara Candy Company was forced to issue a statement as police departments in the U.S. continue to seize bulk quantities of cannabis edibles designed to look like Nerds Rope wrappers

There’s nothing sweet about it.

The Ferrara Candy Company was forced to issue a statement as police departments in the U.S. continue to seize bulk quantities of cannabis edibles designed to look like Nerds Rope wrappers. The knockoffs contain a hefty 400 mg of THC each.

“This product is counterfeit and in no way associated with Ferrara Candy Company,” a spokesperson told Confectionary News. “We want to reassure consumers that the NERDS products they find at major retailers across the country and nerdscandy.com are safe to consume.”

Police in Peabody, Mass., recently seized a stash of knockoff candy valued at US$1.2-million. The THC-infused snacks came in the form of Willy Wonka bars and Nerd Ropes. The seizure not long after another huge stash was found in Johnstown, Penn. With Halloween just around the corner, police are concerned.

“We urge parents to be ever vigilant in checking their children’s candy before allowing them to consume those treats,” the Johnstown Police warned on social media. “Drug-laced edibles are packaged like regular candy and made be hard to distinguish from real candy.”

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David Yasvinski – National Post – October 25, 2019.

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