Police in Lake District issue warning after schoolchildren were found eating cannabis sweets

Cannabis infused sweets have become the latest craze among teenagers with authorities warning parents that they pose a serious danger because of their strength and if consumed to excess.

Nerds Rope bites, the 'super potent' edibles which supposedly contain 600mg of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis

Nerds Rope bites, the 'super potent' edibles which supposedly contain 600mg of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis

Nerds Rope bites, the ‘super potent’ edibles which supposedly contain 600mg of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis

Known as ‘edibles’ they are freely available on the internet for around £20 for a packet of 30.

But street dealers are selling individual sweets for as little as £1 each, prompting a surge in popularity amongst school pupils, particularly in London and other urban areas.

The ‘edibles’ are attractively packaged in a way designed to appeal to young people while making it difficult to distinguish them from regular sweets.

One London schoolgirl told MailOnline: ‘All the kids are taking them, during school time and outside of it. They’re easy to get hold of and they’re very cheap, especially if you get them off the dealers. If you buy them on the internet, they’re delivered to…

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