LKSD Safety Coordinator Perry Barr, who oversees everything regarding school safety from drugs and alcohol to security issues, says that the laced “gummy bear” candies were sold at $5 a piece.
“The dangerous thing about that is you don’t know the potency of the THC that’s in the gummy bears,” Barr said.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. Barr says that high doses of it in edibles can have much more intense and long lasting effects than a small amount. He says that the issue of edibles is a new one for the district.
“Since Alaska legalized marijuana, they also legalized edibles. So marijuana, or the THC, is coming in many different forms. Unfortunately, some of those forms are in candy,” said Barr.
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