Denton County Police Discover That They Make Marijuana Candy and Soda Now

Categories: Crime, Drugs

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The days when you had to actually smoke marijuana to get dosed with THC ended long ago with the discovery that the chemical can be melted into butter and baked into brownies.

Ganjapreneurs in Colorado are taking things to a completely different level. In Denver, you can get high via balms, massage oil, under-the-tongue tinctures, and, yes, soft drinks and candy.

This was news to police in Corinth, Texas, who were surprised to discover that, in addition to a half pound of marijuana, Marisol Noriega, 20, was arrested with THC-infused gummies and sodas. An alleged accomplice, 23-year-old David Ramos, was arrested on Wednesday.

See also: Why Travel for Colorado Pot When You Can Buy It From Your Friendly Neighborhood Dealer?

The department issued an alert on its Facebook page, urging "parents of young children and teenagers to be mindful of this new trend." News stations dutifully warned of a "disturbing new drug trend that involves candy."

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Corinth PD

Little surprise that the THC-laced treats discovered in Corinth originated in Colorado. The gummies, according to the pictures posted by Corinth PD, came from a Denver dispensary called The Wellness Kitchen. The soda, made by Dixie Elixirs, is available at any number of weed retailers in Denver. The company provides handy charts showing the intensity, duration and nature (head or body) of the resulting high.

The Colorado-to-Texas marijuana trade has been thriving since the state legalized medical marijuana more than a decade ago. Now that it's fully legal there, it's inevitable that more will wind up here.

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hodiodi
hodiodi

I realize I am coming to this discussion a few days late, but, as one of the people involved with Dixie Elixirs marketing department, i felt that I had to weigh in here. This piece, and those mug shots, make it look like we are involved in illicit activities. As if there are devious people cooking up candies in a garage in an attempt to attract children. The reality couldnt be farther from that scenario. We are a legitimate, legal business in the state of Colorado and we are run by responsible business men and women who are creating jobs, a tax base and a choice for adults in the state of Colorado. We believe wholeheartedly that our products are intended only for adults over the age of 21 and that anyone who chooses to transport these products across state lines and/or to distribute them to children under the age of 21 should be prosecuted to the full extent. However, fear mongering and scare tactics only serve to drive the conversation further under ground. This is an industry that welcomes rules and regulations because we recognize that with freedom comes responsibility. 

I can only speak for Dixie but i can tell you that we are not interested in marketing to children and we will actively work to educate and prevent access to kids--another benefit to legalization. In addition, that product photo is from our "medicinal" line which is intended only for patients who have received a red card/prescription from a doctor. Its not recreationally available. 
If you care to see how we market/label our products, please feel free to visiit www.dixieelixirs.com.


happycamper420
happycamper420

Texas. What a shithole. Thanks to the pigs anyway. Wouldn't be half bad otherwise, especially Denton.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Where is ur evidence that Denton police are making the stuff?

Whom writ dat hedlion?

dingo
dingo

The glazey-eyed accomplice looks like he tried to eat some of the evidence before the cops nabbed him.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Why in the name of all that's holey and heathenous don't we have this shit in Texas?

Can you imagine a Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger Muffin Mix available at the local dispensary?

Dallas is always looking for a new slogan, how about: Dallas, the other Mile High City?

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

And this as opposed to the tons of ganja coming across the border from Mexico?


And wasn't there a very large grow plot found here a few years ago that was about a stone's (pun definitely intended) throw from the local DEA office?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Massage Oil?

Oh my.

I need a few cases of that.

And Tyson Ballou to apply it daily. 


Make that twice a day.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

The headline makes it sound like the cops are the ones making the shit.

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

Oh the Horror...Reefer Madness Denton County Style.

ruddski
ruddski

Snack time at the cop shop was the bestest ever that day.

ruddski
ruddski

Well, at least now Mr Ramos is "documented".

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ozonelarryb  Maybe the cops were so stoned that they never realized that they were the ones making it.. until now?

dayhizerslougha
dayhizerslougha

They don't look high at all.... I don't think you're very familiar with edibles.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@Montemalone  My 85 year old Tea-Party-ish mother sent this to me yesterday.


-------------------------
It's All In the "Good Book"
-------------------------

In my mature years, I’m finally beginning to understand the Bible!
For those who haven’t heard, the State of Washington just passed two
laws:

* Same-sex Marriage
* Legalized Marijuana

The fact that same-sex marriage and marijuana were legalized on the
same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says:

"If a man lies with another man they should be stoned."

I just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before.


Thought you might appreciate it.

ruddski
ruddski

So your kid is trolling cats.

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