Walmart is locking down inflatable candy florsdale`s for selling a strain of candy infused with cannabis, according to the store`s owners.
Inflatable candies will be banned on Feb. 1, according the store owners.
The owners of Crave Candy in Pensacola, Florida, said they`ve had to shut down the store due to growing cannabis consumption in their area.
“The owners of the store are in the process of closing it and have been informed by the state that the company is operating in violation of state law,” a spokesperson for the state of Florida said.
Crave Candy owner Michael and Kristin Baca told ABC News they are considering appealing the order to the Florida Supreme Court.
They said the company`s cannabis-infused candy is sold at Walmart, Rite Aid, Costco and Target, but the candy will be allowed to remain on the shelves as long as the company does not operate a retail distribution center.
Baca said that the state`s Attorney General`s office informed the store last month that the store was operating under a cease and desist order.
Walmart and the state have been notified of the company`, Baca said.
The Baca`s are not the only store owners in Florida who have been ordered to shut their stores down for selling cannabis products.
In Florida, the state has been issuing cease and de-escalation orders to several retailers for selling products containing THC and other chemicals linked to the use of cannabis, including CBD.
State regulators have said that they believe cannabis products that contain THC and CBD are legal, but that there is a need to monitor their use and to ensure that products do not end up in the hands of minors.