A candy product dubbed Liquid Weed has drawn the ire of at least one California mother after her son purchased the sugary treat from a Sacramento-area candy store.
Naomi Lopez, of Manteca, California, said her son bought the sour apple "ooze candy" a few weeks ago from Candy Heaven in Old Sacramento.
“Things like that shouldn’t be in a candy store in the first place,” Lopez told KTLA sister station KTXL. “It’s not what’s inside that’s the concern.”
Lopez said her main concern was the labeling. She said the candy is sending the wrong message.
“It’s targeting children, that’s how I see it. It’s in reach of children,” Lopez said.
Other shoppers in the Old Sacramento area shared the same concerns when talking to KTXL.
“Yeah, that shouldn’t be legal, I don’t think,” Dennis of Sacramento said.
“It’s very misleading,” Nate from San Diego said.
“If it was like a party, a party gag, just like ‘Oh look what I got,’ that’s totally fine. But if it’s like getting passed on to little kids that’s not cool at all,” Kai Barnes from Pleasant Hill said.
KTXL called the number printed on the candy. The operator would only say that they just distribute the candy.
KTXL also went inside to buy the product. The owner of Candy Heaven didn’t want to speak with on camera, but he did say that the candy labeled Liquid Weed is just that, it’s just candy.
But for Lopez, that’s not good enough. She believes her son could have got into trouble if he had brought the candy to school. She wants the store or the manufacturers to take action.
“I want the label taken off. I want it relabeled,” Lopez said.