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Kauai police warn about pot-laced Halloween candy

    This handout photo provided by the Prince George's County, Md. Police Department shows seizes packages of marijuana-infused candy. Prince George's County police say they've seized several boxes of candy infused with marijuana. Police said Friday that the candy came to the area from the West Coast and Colorado, and includes taffy and chocolate bars. Each piece of candy seized, they say, has about 100 milligrams of THC. (AP Photo/Prince George's County, Md. Police Department)

LIHUE >> Kauai police are warning parents about marijuana-laced Halloween candy.

Police say that when children go trick-or-treating Friday, parents should inspect all candy as a precaution. Chief Darryl Perry says while it’s unlikely children on Kauai will receive marijuana candy, the department felt it necessary to issue the warning because marijuana-coated candy is gaining popularity in states where marijuana is legal.

Local law enforcement agencies remind residents it’s illegal to consume non-medicinal marijuana in Hawaii.

As a safety precaution, police urge parents to dispose of any candy that’s not its original packaging.

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