WAYLAND (CBS) – Police in Wayland are worried about a new type of candy they say they found on a high school student during a recent traffic stop.
The candy, called Cheeba Chews, is chocolate taffy laced with THC, the chemical in marijuana that causes a high.
Cheeba Chews are made in Colorado and designed to be used as medical marijuana. Officers say the candy looks like a tootsie roll.
According to the Cheeba Chews website, each candy weighs about 10 grams and each candy contains the equivalent of an entire marijuana joint.
WBZ-TV’s Ken Macleod reports
The website also says that Cheeba Chews can only be purchased from pot dispensaries in California and Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal.
Medical marijuana is not legal in Massachusetts.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports
Police aren’t saying exactly how many pieces of Cheeba Chews they confiscated. They do say they are concerned that kids may be able to get a hold of them for recreational purposes.
Officers say they have only seen one instance of Cheeba Chews, but they want to make sure parents are aware of the situation.
“It’s not widespread quite yet, it’s still a novelty,” Wayland Youth Officer Shane Bowles told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “They re-wrap them in tootsie roll rappers. Other than the smell, you don’t know what they have. It’s a big concern for us.”
Under Massachusetts law, a citation for less than an ounce of marijuana carries a $100 fine.