Cannabis edibles

Cannabis edibles are food products that contain the mood altering ingredient from cannabis (THC). They are illegal and really strong edibles and available in many different forms, including cakes, sweets, chocolates and drinks.

Although cannabis edibles contain an element of Cannabis, they do not have the smell or appearance of cannabis. Instead, they look and smell like a normal branded shop bought item but are much stronger than other Cannabis products.

Due to the nature of the products, they can be particularly appealing to young people and teenagers.

Regular cannabis use can have an impact on brain development, heart health, memory and cognition and psychiatric health.

Long-term cannabis use can be especially concerning in teenagers, where it may increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia as well as having an adverse affect on learning and memory.

To find out more about cannabis edibles, please download our guide for parents, guardians and young people. It includes information about spotting edibles and what to do if you suspect edibles have been ingested.  

If you believe someone is selling cannabis edibles in your local area, please call 101. 

Alternatively, if you'd like to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.