Black market chocolate bars and soda machines
[Update Sept. 18]
Turns out banning soda machines from schools only decreases pop consumption by 4%. Interesting study...
A new study says banning soda machines in schools only decreased kiddie soda pop consumption by 4%. Guess the soda kids were drinking in school wasn't necessarily being bought at school.
Because of a provincial ban of junk food in British Columbia, Burnaby high school students have resorted to a black market to get their sugar high. Buying candy in bulk and selling them out of lockers throughout school have netted three students over $200 in a week.
The three Grade 11 students — who asked to be identified only as Weeman, The Fern and Goggles — told CBC News they made more than $200 in the first week of school by bulk-buying candy and chocolate bars, then selling them at a profit.
The teachers have decided not to crack down on the pushers and the kids know it:
"We're unstoppable. We'll always find a way to sell the candy," Goggles added.