Published August 25, 2005
Trustees in Schaumburg are the latest to ban the sale of marijuana-flavored candy such as lollipops or gumdrops, following a similar Chicago ban and an investigation of the products by the Illinois attorney general's office.
Any business selling the candy in the northwest suburb will face a fine of up to $750 and possible revocation of its business license. The law was passed Tuesday and became effective immediately.
Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan sent letters to Schaumburg and other municipalities earlier this summer to announce her office's investigation of the products, which taste like marijuana but don't contain THC, the ingredient that causes a high.
Madigan investigated and subpoenaed a New Jersey-based company called ICUP Inc., which makes Pot Suckers, a marijuana-flavored lollipop. In a July letter to Madigan, the company announced it had decided to stop selling and distributing its candies.