Feds Totally Uncool With Pot-Laced Candy Factory

Raids medical-marijuana supplier Tainted Inc.
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2007 1:45 PM CDT
A closeup of marijuana growing in a home in Diamond Bar, Calif., Wednesday, March 28. 2007.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Feds yesterday kicked in the doors of a factory producing marijuana-laced candy, snacks, and drinks for the medical marijuana market, the AP reports. Three were arrested, but the company’s founder is still on the lam. Authorities fear Tainted Inc. is one of many large-scale marijuana-lacing operations capitalizing on legalized medical dispensaries in California and other states.

“This appears to represent, once again, the federal government taking umbrage with the fact that California has legalized medical marijuana for medical patients,” said a Tainted attorney. Federal authorities don’t recognize state laws legalizing medical marijuana. “These items could have harmful effects on a user, especially the unsuspecting ones,” the DEA argued, promising to continue shutting down production lines.