Federal Flavored Milk Ban Creates New Black Market in Schools

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As some continue to foam at the mouth over whether medical marijuana has a place in Massachusetts, consider this: where there’s a ban, the willing will find a way. Natalie Sherman reports:

A new product has popped up on the city’s black market and it’s selling in an unexpected place: Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School, which has become ground zero for a new underground economy based on trade in chocolate syrup.

Students said some of their peers are buying the contraband liquid for 50 cents and squeezing it into cartons of white milk to give it flavor.

The changes are part of the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.  [New Bedford Standard-Times]

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