Elementary School Kids Learned To Spot Cannabis ‘Gummies’ That Look Like Candy

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Sweets have been banned in some schools after drug dealers hid intoxicants in Haribo-like candies. Last month, law student Damilola Olakanmi, 23, died after eating suspected cannabis gum

Kids learn to spot drug candy

Schools are teaching elementary school children about deadly cannabis “gums” that look like harmless candy.

Some have banned sweets altogether following reports of drug sellers disguised as brands like Haribo.

They contain synthetic cannabis, sometimes called spice, which can cause hallucinations, paranoia, and even death.

Last month, law student Damilola Olakanmi, 23, died after eating a suspected cannabis candy. She had ordered them on a phone app to be delivered to her home in Ilford, east London, the same day.

Police visited a school, Boundary Primary in Blackpool, to show pupils aged 10 and 11 the difference between real sweets and dodgy ones.







Damilola Olakanmi died after eating alleged cannabis gummies
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Another school has banned youngsters from bringing sweets on site after Northumbria Police reported gummies were being sold for as little as £5.50 on Snapchat.

Parents of children at Farringdon Community Academy in Sunderland have been warned that the drugs ‘look like normal packets of sweets but may have strange spellings and different fonts’.

York’s All Saints School has also warned that sweets packaged to look like brands like Haribo, Nerds and Millions are of “particular concern”.

Officers seized £300,000 of edible cannabis disguised as Dairy Milk and Milky Bars in Wakefield, West Yorks, in March.

Police say county gangs are using candy to lure children into trafficking. Last week, East of England forces said there were almost 150 reports of their discovery over six months in 2021.

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Freeda S. Scott