Last week, Halifax Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Twitter that they seized $60,000 worth of cannabis products from Timberleaf Alternative Medical Society, an allegedly unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary. The bust netted several gummy edibles fashioned into Lego-styled building blocks, which authorities believe could appeal to young kids.
In a news release, Halifax RCMP claimed each gummy contained a whopping 500 milligrams of THC, which “could be a fatal dose for a child.” Although the Lego edibles contained nearly 100 times the low-end “recreational” dose of 5 milligrams, there have been no documented instances of children dying from THC overdoses.
The following day, RCMP retracted its initial statement in a second news release. “We have taken measures to address the liberties that were taken in the release,” it said.
While weed-infused Lego gummies probably won’t kill anyone, law enforcement in the US keeps stumbling on the faux toy blocks, too. Last Friday, the Lexington Herald Reader reported that a sheriff’s deputy in Kentucky found over a pound of THC-laced Lego gummies during a routine traffic stop.
Last November, Florida cops charged a 12-year-old boy with providing Lego-shaped weed edibles to his seventh-grade classmates.
Although edible Legos may be creating headaches for law enforcement, at least the gummies won’t stab anyone’s feet when accidentally stepped on.
Apparently THC now comes in Lego form. The bad news? None of it is legal.