Kids these days. If they're not sucking down the Four Lokos, they're rotting their teeth on pot-shaped candy instead. Say goodbye to candy cigarettes and hello to pot-shaped suckers.

"Pothead Ring Pots" in the shape of marijuana and branded with the word "legalize" are apparently flying off the shelves online and in convenience stores around Buffalo. Also popular in the area: synthetic pot known as K2, which is sold as incense but smoked by teenagers, which is truly gross and probably worse for your lungs than actually just smoking pot.

Legislators are none too pleased: Buffalo City Councilmembers say they'll call the cops and "publicly embarrass" stores and delis selling pot candy and K2. "This is outrageous that any store owner in the City of Buffalo thinks that this is okay," said Councilman Darius Pridgen. "It's ridiculous, and it should not be allowed," added fellow Councilman Demone Smith.

Customers, meanwhile, seem mixed: while the AP story quotes a mom who shakes her fist at the candy, deeming it "not right," commentors on the story are chiming in with a different take: "The candy is a form of free speech. Protect the creators right to produce and market it. If you don't want it—then don't buy it. If you don't want your children to buy it then parent properly. But—don't ask the government to curtail the rights of others because it makes you uncomfortable when it is the government's job to protect those rights."

Andrew Kalan, the president of Kalan LP, the company who makes the Ring Pots, said “This is the first complaint I’ve heard." As for the "legalize" message, “We don’t advocate for a political position. We just look at what the marketplace wants and respond to it,” he said. “It’s just candy." [Via Jezebel]