Westport, Fairfield schools issue warning about drug-laced candy

School officials want parents to know about the dangers associated with edibles, especially since retail cannabis sales start next month.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 3:15 AM

Updated 543 days ago

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School officials in Westport and Fairfield are issuing a warning about drug-laced candy, after students in Westport got sick after eating some.
School officials want parents to know about the dangers associated with edibles, especially since retail cannabis sales start next month.
Edible cannabis products can be disguised to look like regular candy or baked goods. Children can get very sick if they eat it.
The edibles may look like real candy packages, but a closer look shows THC levels on the label.
Westport's Superintendent Thomas Scarice said in a social media post, "I want to emphasize to families that it is especially important for those caring for our youngest students to remind their children not to consume candy, chocolate, or other food from unknown sources."


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