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Marijuana pants marketed for toddlers spur controversy

Posted: 4:46 PM, Dec 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-13 21:29:13Z

Toddler leggings advertised as digital printed leaves on Amazon.com have led to some controversy.

The pants , sold by Aoishlong-Baby , are covered with images of marijuana leaves. The original price was $46.40, but on Tuesday they were marked down to $5.99-$7.

"Why would you have that? You're advertising that you're showing acceptability to them," said Diane Ramseyer, executive director of Drug-Free Charlotte.

The company selling the pants on Amazon is based in Asia and lists the pants for girls ages 3- to 8-years old. 

A Southwest Florida grandparent said she immediately contacted the website after coming across the item, but she never got a response.

"Think, 'oh, what a great thing to give a grandchild something that has something to do with being of the earth,' and the plants not realizing what it is," Ramseyer said. 

Fox 4 in Fort Myers reached out to Amazon for answers on its policy for items like this but we are still waiting to hear back.