Spliffbusters: Are There Edibles In Your Kid’s Halloween Basket?
You’ve probably heard of the tired tale that stoners are preying on the children in your neighborhood with cannabis edibles. Karen says that they’ll disguise the dizzy candy and sneak them into your children’s baskets on Halloween- oh the horror.
If you have any sense, you’ll know that stoners don’t want to do this to children. Also, there were no recorded cases of children receiving any THC Halloween candy last night.
Sadly, this taboo is a battle that stoners have fought against for years, and it continues to hinder cannabis legalization.
Why Do Stoners Get A Bad Rap On Halloween?
Since the Industrial Revolution, the urban legend spread like wildfire and has sparked controversy. It also doesn’t help when news stations pounce on the first whiff of gossip regarding dangerous stoners lurking within neighborhoods and communities.
Along with Halloween being a spooky time of year, it doesn’t help that the holiday attracts an increased crime rate of 17%. So, an already alert community or neighborhood wouldn’t take too kindly to stoners and their pranks, especially ones involving their children and drugs.
The fact is, some people will always try to paint stoners and cannabis consumers in a negative light. The media amplifies every parent’s worst fears by targeting people’s children, and so the urban legend lives strong.
Stoners Don’t Want To Give Your Kids THC Candy
Seriously, edibles are strong and expensive, and no pothead wants to waste that kind of cash. Sure, we may pass shit out at a party among other adults, but it’s not funny to intentionally drug a child. Any stoner knows this, and if a child receives some THC candy on Halloween night, it came from criminals- not stoners.
Sometimes you have to remind the Karen next door that cannabis isn’t the devil’s lettuce anymore, and it has been legalized in 39 states. Besides, if we want that number to jump up to 50, stoners have to be on their best behaviors.
Again, stoners are not vindictive criminals who are out to prey on vulnerable neighborhood children. In the rare occasions where an individual does mess with a child’s Halloween candy, they are a psycho criminal and not a joyful, peaceful stoner.
How Can We Break This Cycle?
It’s about time that the old urban legend dissipates from existence. More people should become educated on cannabis culture so stoners don’t feel as though the whole neighborhood is out to get us.
Basically, spreading education and awareness about cannabis is how we can abolish this ridiculous tale. We’ve already come a long way in terms of decriminalization, and soon enough those Karens will sound like cucks from the Temperance Movement.
It helps that certain TV shows have created a societal awareness of cannabis and have tried to normalize its existence. For many, legalization isn’t enough to convince them that cannabis is not a drug. They need to see celebrities, or their friends, doing it for it to become acceptable.
As long as we continue to educate our society on the benefits of cannabis and cannabis culture, the negativity will hopefully subside.
The Bottom Line
So basically, stoners are not criminals, and they don’t want to give your children THC candy on Halloween. They’re too invested in cannabis legalization to risk that, and again- we’re not deranged criminals.
Also, stoners are not known for having a bunch of side cash laying around. So, we’re not going to give your kids our expensive THC candy. We probably won’t even prepare for Halloween and will fall victim to last-minute decorations, costumes and salvaging leftover candy.
Your children are safe, there were no reported cases of THC candy being passed around for Halloween 2020, and stoners do not want to harm your children. At this point, it’s ridiculous to continue to entertain the idea that stoners are dangerous and harmful to children.