Tens of thousands of vaping cartridges holding high concentrations of the active ingredient in marijuana were seized from a home in Coon Rapids this week in what authorities say is the largest haul of its kind in the state.
Many of the 75,000 cartridges were in packages illustrated with younger users in mind. Some sported famous cartoon characters or themes of sweet flavors. One called Fruity Pebbles showed a smiling Fred Flintstone. Cherry Kush, Candy Land and Strawberry Shortcake were among the other names.
Unlike legally purchased medical marijuana products that are tested by state regulators, health experts say the ingredients inside illicit vape cartridges aren’t always clear.