Marijuana-flavored lollipops, gum balls and chocolates with names such as Hydro and Sticky Icky Buds could be banned in Alameda County under an ordinance being considered by the Board of Supervisors.
The ordinance would ban goodies made by Corona, Calif.-based Chronic Candy, whose Web site promotes the tag line "every lick is like taking a hit" and features endorsements from pot-loving rapper Snoop Dogg and hotel heiress Paris Hilton.
The ordinance says the candy improperly influences teens and young adults and promotes illegal behavior.
Chronic Candy's owner, Tony Van Pelt, said the products are flavored with legal hemp oil and do not contain THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. The products are intended for adults.
The candy has been banned in Chicago and Suffolk County, N.Y., and is facing a possible ban in Georgia, Van Pelt said.
He said parents should use the candy as a tool to teach their children about the dangers of drug use.
"Use Chronic Candy to have that conversation at home about drugs," Van Pelt said. "Say why this product isn't for us as a family."