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Thursday, March 16, 2006

State wants to ban marijuana lollipop

Danbury News Times, CT

HARTFORD – Lawmakers are considering a proposal to ban the sale of lollipops that tastes like marijuana.

Though the candy doesn’t contain the illegal drug, it claims to have the same flavor.
Many state legislators, at the nudging of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, say the candy enocurages use of marijuana.

Others, such as Sen. David Cappiello, R–Danbury, argue the government should stay out of regulating flavors so long as the candy does not contain anything illegal.

The bill, which passed the legislature's General Law Committee last week, says "No person shall sell or offer for sale any candy or other food containing cannabis type substance ... or containing any flavor intended to simulating the flavor of a cannibis type substance."


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