HALLOWE’EN “CANNABIS SWEETS” WARNING ISSUED

30 October 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Gardaí and the HSE have been backed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in issuing an alert to Co Monaghan parents about jelly sweets containing cannabis which are in circulation in the run-up to Hallowe’en. The Food Safety Authority has joined with An Garda Síochána, the HSE and a number of other agencies, including Revenue’s Customs Services, in asking parents and guardians to be on the alert in relation to the illegal products, which they said were being “intentionally packaged to resemble popular brands of jellies in order to avoid detection”.

“There is growing availability in Ireland of food products, in particular jelly sweets, that contain significant amounts of the illicit narcotic drug THC,” said the food authority’s Chief Executive Dr Pamela Byrne. Dr Byrne said that it was important to warn parents in advance of this weekend’s Hallowe’en festivities, where there was an increased risk of people, particularly….

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