NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. - Police in this city are launching an investigation into so-called legal weed that’s being sold in some convenience stores and head shops across Canada.
The product, called The Izms, is sold in a 1.25-gram candy-like package, for between $10 and $20. It comes in a variety of different flavours such as Boom Kron, Grape Drank and Gin N’ Juice. The substance resembles crushed marijuana except it’s brown in colour and smells fruity instead of skunk-like.
The Izms company’s website states it will “get you nice and stoned, but won’t knock you out.”
It apparently does this by using active, “legal” cannabinoids to create a high feeling in the user.
But according to Health Canada, there is no such thing as legal cannabinoids, prompting questions about whether or not the product should be sold over the counter and if parents should be concerned.