Two girls in hospital with 'nausea & hallucinations' after eating cannabis sweets '50 times stronger than a joint'
TWO girls have been rushed to hospital with "nausea and hallucinations" after eating cannabis sweets which are "50 times stronger than a joint".
Cops were called to Edgware in North London by ambulance workers after two girls were reportedly suffering from "nausea, hyperactivity, elevated heart rates and hallucinations", they said.
The Met Police said the girls had eaten sweets with "potent levels of THC", which are "illegal".
It comes after parents were warned over similar innocent-looking cannabis sweets after they put 13 schoolgirls in hospital in October.
The ‘Medicated Nerds Rope Bites’ appear to be packaged for kids but actually have dangerous levels of psychoactive chemical THC.
The warning came as medics had to race to La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, North London, after the teens – aged between 13 and 14 – were struck down by the sweets.
A source told The Sun: “The illnesses came down to a bad batch of jelly babies."
Another family source said: “A bunch of year 9s took some cannabis edibles and passed out, and there was a lot of throwing up at lunchtime.”
The illuminous Nerds packet is marked up with “super potent formula, 600mg of THC” and says it has a “60 minute activation time”, the Daily Mail reports.
It also warns “keep away from children” – despite having packaging that would appeal to kids.
A 600mg dose of THC – which is found in cannabis – could be more than 50 times more powerful than a joint, which has 12mg of the substance, scientific studies suggest.
Packets of Medicated Nerds are available online with some sites selling them for just 6p.
The product is dispatched from the UK and the US.
In some instances they are being peddled to youngsters online by teenage dealers – as part of a worrying new “edibles” trend where drugs are disguised as sweets.
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