Cheeba Chews surface as latest marijuana fad among youth
POSTED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:04pm
NATIONAL NEWS (NBC) — It may look like candy, but it's actually a new way to ingest drugs.
It's called Cheeba Chew. It looks and feels like a Tootsie Roll, but it's a far cry form a piece of candy.
Police said ingesting one Cheeba Chew was like smoking a joint. The candy, which is legal in some states and sold as medicinal marijuana, seems to have made it's way across the country.
In Alabama, a student was arrested for having a bag of the candy in his pockets.
Police on the beach had never seen the Cheeba Chews before, but during the spring break week, the candy was confiscated by agents during an underage drinking sting operation.
The candy is bought and sold legally in states like Colorado, Califorinia and Oregon.
The charge was a misdeameanor, but the Drug Education Council said showing off these pictures is about awareness for police, parents and for anyone who thinks they can get away with breaking the law.