It may take a ban on child-enticing edibles like gummy bears to swing some of the votes to finally pass a law legalizing marijuana in New Jersey.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said when he tried whipping up support for a legalization bill in the spring, one of the lesser-known concerns his colleagues mentioned was the availability of edible products resembling candy and other sweets. They seem too enticing for kids.
When Sweeney gave it some thought, he said it troubled him, too.
“It looks like a candy but it’s a drug,” said Sweeney, one of the sponsors of the adult-use legislation.