Marijuana Gumballs..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CRC, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Feds Warn Of Marijuana-Filled Gumballs
    Gumballs Called 'Greenades'

    POSTED: 8:00 am EDT July 27, 2006

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- Authorities aren't happy about yellow, smiley face gumballs.

    The federal Drug Enforcement Agency is warning about so-called "Greenades," which are marijuana-containing gumballs.

    The DEA is issuing an intelligence bulletin about the pot candies to police departments across the country. The smiley face gumballs were first discovered at a Howard County, Md., high school in January.

    Police charged three 17-year-old students after a teacher alerted a school resource officer. She told the officer that she saw a student give a plastic bag that the teacher believed contained drugs to another student.

    The officer seized the bag, which contained two "candy balls," police said. The gumballs came wrapped in colorful tin foil labeled as "Greenades" with a marijuana leaf on the wrapper and detailed instructions for use. Instructions on the foil told users to chew for 30 minutes to 1 hour "before you would like receive your high" and to "chew for as long as possible, then swallow."

    Officers charged two students with distribution of drugs on school property and a third with possession of marijuana.

    The federal Drug Enforcement Agency recently released an intelligence bulletin about the "greenades."

    Each gumball contained approximately one gram of marijuana, and the total net mass of the two gumballs was 17.5 grams.

    If a toddler were to ingest the amount of THC, the active chemical in marijuana, in one gram of high grade marijuana it could produce harmful effects, according to PRWeb.

    "The way drugs are being marketed and packaged these days to encourage kids to buy and use them is getting pretty sophisticated. The purpose, of course, is to create future clientele for drugs and what better-targeted market for a pusher than kids. They are young, experimental by nature and have the money to buy it. If they try it and like it, they could end up being a permanent customer that one day ends up in our rehabilitation facility, in jail or dead," J.T. Daily, Director of Drug Education for Narconon Arrowhead, one of the country’s leading drug rehabilitation and education centers, told PRWeb.

    What happened to the good ol' days of Brownies, or baked in the the turkey stuffing?

    Or, I've heard. :unsure:
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :lol: Now there's one I never heard! I bet that's a Thanksgiving to remember! "What?!? No more pie?!?!" :lol: Of course, you wouldn't have to worry about all those leftovers.;)

    I have heard of adding it to spaghetti sauce.

    One question I always had about the brownies: What do you eat when you get the munchies from eating the brownies? More brownies? foosed

    On a serious note; I think gumballs could too-easily fall into younger childrens' hands, if only through the carelessness of the original owner. I suppose it's no different than the suckers that they had a few years back, still not good marketing practices, IMO. And just one more thing that parents need to be vigilant about.
  3. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'll have to call and tell you the's hilarious...and don't really want to put it down here for posterity..... :D
  4. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I really hate the stuff that is aimed at our kids, it wouldn't be hard for a kid , especially a young one to be passed a sucker or gumball thinking nothing of it.
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    You're right E.L....

    When my daughter told me the amount of drugs and the ease of purchasing them...when she was in Middle School? I was shocked..and appalled...

    That's 6th, 7th and 8th grade.....She said all you had to do was go to the fence during the day ..and you could get crack...cocaine..pot..and now they've added Heroin..It's made it's way here to the island now..In 6th grade!

    A friend of mine who lives in Viriginia? She has a friend that gave a 2 yr old, half a can of beer...the child ended up in the ER, the ICU...and to this day has severe learning disablilities and suffered brain damage....(he almost died...)

    I get upset about people differenciating between drugs and alcohol ..when alcohol is a drug too..It's not cute to give a child any drugs , or alcohol...and to market it as gumballs, with a smiley face....? You're right..they are marketing it toward young kids...
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    God help the person that tries to give or sell my child drugs.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    Here it is be on the look out.
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