Authorities find cannabis-infused gummies sold at 'Organically Connected' stores
The Suffolk County Police Department is warning families to keep an eye on their children’s candy wrappers after they caught a chain of convenience stores selling cannabis-infused gummy candies.
Authorities say they found edible gummies containing high amounts of THC being sold at the chain store 'Organically Connected' - which has locations in Port Jefferson, Patchogue and Huntington.
Police say the product packaging can easily be mistaken for normal candy and urge parents to read labels very carefully.
Steve Chassman of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, says he is concerned about the packaging and the dangers of THC to minors.
“If you look at the packaging, this is clearly geared toward adolescents, to people under 21. Get ready, because the onslaught of $1 billion in marketing are going to be targeting young adults,” he said.
News 12 tried to get a comment from managers at the store, but they did not answer the door.
The Office of Cannabis Management has also issued "cease and desist" orders to the stores.