Tuesday, June 21, 2005



Marijuana-flavored lollipops with names such as Purple Haze (search), Acapulco Gold (search) and Rasta (search) are showing up on the shelves of convenience stores around the country, angering anti-drug advocates.

"It's nothing but dope candy, and that's nothing we need to be training our children to do," said Georgia state Sen. Vincent Fort, who has persuaded some convenience stores to stop selling the treats.

The confections are legal, because they are made with hemp oil (search), a common ingredient in health food, beauty supplies and other household products. The oil imparts a marijuana's grassy taste but not the high.

We have officially run out of things to worry about.