Thursday, April 4, 2013

New York Lawmakers Seek to Make Marijuana-Shaped Candy Illegal

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ALBANY, NY — Legislation introduced Monday to the New York State Assembly would ban candies that look or taste like marijuana from being sold in the state.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak (D-143), Assembly Bill 629 would prohibit the sales of any candy or confection that are “packaged, shaped or manufactured to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.”

The ban would apply to all novelty candies shaped to resemble marijuana, regardless of whether they contain cannabis.

The bill, which has fourteen co-sponsors, has been referred to the Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee.

A companion bill, Senate Bill 1556, has quietly advanced to a third reading in the Senate, where it awaits a vote.

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