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Fox & Friends Are Afraid Of Pot Cookies and Candy

For months, recreational marijuana has been legal in two states and the Union still stands (well, for the most part). However, this hasn’t stopped the vice fear-mongers from continuing to worry that weed will destroy future generations.

To put it another way:

(H/T: Evan McMurry)

On Fox & Friends, according to Mediaite.com, Dr. Mark Seigel continues to purport the myth that the drug-heads want to clandestinely feed their wares to children, even though pot is not physically addictive and thus they won’t get “hooked.”

Dr. Seigel then showed the hosts two pictures of cookies and asked them to identify the ones with the pot in them. While one has to wonder if they could effectively distinguish cookies from a picture of the Horse head nebula, the hosts were surprisingly successful.

Dr. Seigel’s point, however, was that one cannot tell marijuana edibles from regular treats just by looking at them. However he doesn’t seem to as concerned that one can’t tell the Kool-Aid with vodka in it from the non-spiked version by sight either.

The advice in the piece was not that parents should treat marijuana edibles with same kind of responsibility they show towards alcohol or their prescription drugs, but that they should not have it in the house at all. Of course, given the rates of obesity amongst children in America, perhaps the argument should be that this is as good a reason as any to stop giving them high-fat, processed-sugar-loaded desserts.

That said, the companies that create pot edibles should not only clearly package their products for what they are, but should also avoid making their candy look like popular candy sold in stores, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Pop Tarts. Yet, as with anything else, the responsibility is ultimately on parents to keep any pot of their own out of their children’s hands. Although, like busting into the liquor cabinet or huffing rubber cement fumes, kids are going to experiment, so it’s best to talk openly and frankly with them about the dangers of intoxication.

Watch the segment below:

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Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with news and current events, he writes about parenting, art, and personal stories. His serial fiction story "The Prophet Hustle" is available at JukePop.com and a forthcoming independent ebook about the cam-modeling industry "Dirty Little Windows" will be available later this summer.