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{MIDDAYS WITH JAZZY MCBEE} “CANDY” DRUGS FLOODING THE STREETS

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Y’all know thats not right!

Drugs are being marketed to kids that look like lollipops and gummies.  They’ve allegedly already hit our school systems, so parents should be on the lookout!  Fulton County Schools held a meeting Wednesday night to give parents a clearer picture of what the drugs look like and how prevalent they are in the schools.

“Pot is hot right now,” said Dr. Gaylord Lopez with Poison Control at Grady Health Systems.

Dr. Lopez clarified that it’s not the usual green culprit we’ve seen in the past, it’s cereal, gummies, and other candies.

“You can easily evade detection, there’s not that stigma of holding up a cigarette and you can smell the fumes, this is why it’s so dangerous and parents need to be aware,” said Dr. Lopez.

Dr. Lopez says you can’t tell by sight alone which products have been infused with THC or other drugs, and that can be dangerous.

“If you’re unsuspecting and you’re eating a gummy worm or fruit loops you just won’t know,” said Dr. Lopez.

Fulton County Schools organized the meeting after 28 children became ill at Sandtown Middle School after eating Valentine’s Day treats.  The GBI says one of the treats tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Five students were disciplined by the school, but will not face criminal charges.

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