Cannabis-infused sweets packaged in counterfeit Haribo bags are being ‘marketed at children’ on social media sites including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram.
Drug dealers prolifically operating on the UK’s social media websites and messaging services are selling ‘gummies’ and ‘edibles’ in colourful bags designed to look like brands popular with children, including Haribo, Skittles and Jolly Ranchers.
These fake bags, which are not associated with the brands, make the drugs enticing for young children, police have warned.
Drug dealers are selling sweets containing cannabis on mainstream social media platforms including TikTok and Facebook
These fake bags, which are not associated with the brands, make the drugs enticing for young children, police have warned
Cannabis sweets in a ‘Baribo’ packet being sold over Facebook marketplace
A child as young as eight, and seven other children, have had to be taken to hospital after consuming the drugs