Brazen drug dealers use Instagram to flog chocolate bars and cakes that look like children’s treats but are actually …

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Jake Hurfurt For The Mail On Sunday They look like treats that you could buy from a sweet shop and most children would be only too eager to try them. But these innocent-looking ‘sweets’ – openly advertised on Instagram – are laced with high-strength cannabis. A Mail on Sunday investigation has exposed the trade in illegal marijuana edibles, or ‘medibles’. And brazen drug dealers are using the social media site to offer cakes and chocolate bars containing powerful tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis. In an apparent effort to maximise their appeal to children, the products are designed to look and taste like popular sweets such as Mars, M&Ms and Smarties. They can be bought at the click of a button, but boast dangerous levels of THC, which is known to increase the risk of developing psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia. Brazen drug dealers use Instagram to flog chocolate bars and cakes that look like children’s treats but are actually …

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