A tweet warning parents about THC-laced Halloween candy gets some high-larious responses

Halloween is right around the corner, and this year, many children will get to return to in-person trick-or-treating. Sure, parents should always be careful when dealing with candy from strangers, but this reporter's overzealous tweet about the dangers of weed edibles is taking it a bit far.

Her tweet vehemently cautioned parents to "LOOK at you child's candy before they eat it," with the added warning that though the snacks "looked like the real thing … ALL are laced with THC." Laced, really? Has this lady never stepped into a dispensary?

Twitter had some hilarious responses, to say the least, and thus an entire "Halloweed" thread was created:

A few issued tongue-in-cheek warnings about what else could be lurking just within that seemingly innocent chocolate coating:

This person decided to weigh up the cost-effectiveness of dispensing cannabis candy. Let's just say ... the numbers don't add up:

One person decided to flip the script, urging parents to search their stash:

And of course, a few (stoners, to be sure) were curious where they too could score some free space snacks:

So parents, the moral of this story is: If you're out trick-or-treating with your little one and find a piece of candy with that special five-leaf insignia on the package, keep it for yourself. After all, you probably deserve your own kind of "sugar high."

This article originally appeared on 04.13.18

Teens have a knack for coming up with clever ways to rage against the system.

When I was in high school, the most notorious urban legend whispered about in hallways and at parties went like this: A teacher told his class that they were allowed to put "anything" on a notecard to assist them during a science test. Supposedly, one of his students arrived on test day with a grown adult at his side — a college chemistry major, who proceeded to stand on the notecard and give him answers. The teacher was apparently so impressed by the student's cunning that he gave him a high score, then canceled class for the rest of the week because he was in such a good mood.

Of course, I didn't know anyone who'd ever actually try such a thing. Why ruin a good story with reality — that pulling this kind of trick would probably earn you detention?

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