Denver Cops Slammed on Facebook for Halloween Pot-Edibles Warnings


A cropped image from the Denver Police Department Facebook page. More photos plus two videos below.

Last month, we shared Denver Police Department concerns about trick-or-treaters possibly being slipped marijuana edibles on Halloween. Literally hundreds of readers ripped such fears as unreasonable and reactionary. But rather than backing down, the DPD upped the ante with a video on the alleged threat, plus a Facebook campaign rolled out over the past couple of weeks. Thus far, the majority of those who’ve responded to the department on Facebook have been more upset by what they see as fear-mongering than by the prospect of kids being dosed without their knowledge.

Here’s one of the DPD’s Facebook graphics….

…and another….

…and another:

Each of these images is accompanied by similar text, noting the number of days until Halloween before adding: “Denver parents have an interesting predicament this year, in the fact that recreational marijuana is legal. We advise that you should thoroughly check your children’s candy, and not just for homemade, opened, or suspicious items, but also for any marijuana edibles that look eerily close to mainstream candies kids eat every day. Case in point, can you tell which of these candies is a marijuana edible?”
More at the Denver Westword.