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February 8, 2004 10:48 AM   Subscribe

Cannabis sweets on sale in UK "He said he had sold almost 500 of the sweets in the last week alone" "They contain a hemp extract and I am perfectly within my rights to sell them."
posted by Mwongozi (13 comments total)

 
I imagine it'll get a larger audience from teens hoping it has THC than from kids.
posted by abcde at 11:23 AM on February 8, 2004


Minneapolis bakery relieved by looser hemp foods policy

posted by gimonca at 11:47 AM on February 8, 2004


"....a child might eat a lolly and think cannabis tastes like this and go on to bigger things".. Like hashbrownies? 'cause smoking it sure doesn't taste like lollies.
posted by dabitch at 11:55 AM on February 8, 2004


a child might eat a lolly and think cannabis tastes like this and go on to bigger things

Presumably Coca-cola is a very guilty pleasure in this woman's house.
posted by biffa at 2:20 PM on February 8, 2004


I hit my forehead in shame at the human race whenever I read stories like this. Who, exactly, are the pathetic vocal minority who are "shocked" and "angered" by these sorts of products? I mean, really, what's their address? Do they realize that hemp oil has been used in cooking since Adam was a boy?

Here in Australia, similar pathetic wowers have been "up in arms" about Australia's Favourite Biscuit now being available in flavours like Tia Maria. These snacks are 99.9% alcohol free. Rum and Raisin Pudding contains more alcohol. Hell, breath-freshner probably does. So what's the big bloody problem?
posted by Jimbob at 5:30 PM on February 8, 2004


I can't imagine that extract of hemp actually tastes good.
posted by swerve at 5:56 PM on February 8, 2004


Who, exactly, are the pathetic vocal minority who are "shocked" and "angered" by these sorts of products?

I think they're the same that were offended by the exposed breast at the Super Bowl. I say that making noise about such nonsense only heightens the curiosity of those they are trying to "protect."
posted by LouReedsSon at 6:44 PM on February 8, 2004


They're the same people who banned the "Hemp oil" skin products from the Body shop.
posted by dabitch at 7:07 PM on February 8, 2004


A child might do this, a child might do that.... When it comes to drugs it seems anything can happen except parenting. Not to mention its not society's job to babyproof the world.

I guess it easier just to continue demonizing certain drugs than face the real consequence of explaining one's hypocrisy (think alcohol, tobacco, youthful indiscretion) to one's kids.
posted by skallas at 11:28 PM on February 8, 2004


dabitch, 9th court recently struck down the DEA's attempt to ban anything with hemp seed oil in it.
posted by skallas at 11:30 PM on February 8, 2004


Who, exactly, are the pathetic vocal minority who are "shocked" and "angered" by these sorts of products?

In the UK they're the ones who buy the Daily Mail - I don't know how you'd spot them in the US.
posted by biffa at 2:00 AM on February 9, 2004


In the UK they're the ones who buy the Daily Mail - I don't know how you'd spot them in the US.

Watch for the American flags, I'd imagine.
posted by bwerdmuller at 2:37 AM on February 9, 2004


heh. flags. pfft.
Back in 98, Hong Kong's Narcotics Bureau actually bothered to investigate the hemp-based products of Body Shop, to see if it broke their drug laws, while France and Sweden straight out banned the sale of the stuff.
posted by dabitch at 3:54 AM on February 9, 2004


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