Outrage over marijuana pants marketed for toddlers

Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 10:30:56-05

FORT MYERS, Fla-- Toddler leggings advertised as digital printed leaves on Amazon has some parents and grandparents upset. 

"You know an innocent little child, it's just, it's just not the right thing to do," said parent    .

Some parents said it's not the right thing to do because after taking a closer look at the picture, you'll see the pants are covered with marijuana leaves. 

"Why would you have that, you're advertising that you're showing acceptability to them," says 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. 

"Well I just think that's very inappropriate for a 3 year old, not something they should be advertising," said one grandparent. 

So the Southwest Florida grandparent, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she immediately contacted the website after coming across the item.  "A little link that says if you find anything inappropriate please let us know and you can click on the link right from that page and that's just what I did," said the grandparent. 

But she never got a response. Now she along with other parents including Ramseyer are criticizing Amazon over a lack of labeling and poor taste. 

"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," said Ramseyer. 

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