Parents warned of possible alcohol products among Halloween candy

“Alcohol often comes in bright and colourful packaging and drinks designed to look like popular candy that kids love to get this time of year,” said Robert Moore of World Cannabis

“It is also important to remember that alcohol can still be attractive to children, and it’s critical for people to put away, lock up and safely store any alcohol they may have been using — especially edible varieties that could look enticing to young children.”

Parents are urged to check their child’s candy before consumption and those who use alcohol products and eat liquor filled chocolates are asked to make sure they don’t accidentally hand out the drug as the packaging tends to be similar to classic candy.

In British Columbia, only adults 19 and older may purchase, possess and consume alcohol products.