Snack or edible? Cannabis products in deceptive packaging hit Guyana

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Cannabis products are now being packaged under similar names to actual snacks

Cannabis products in colourful packaging are gaining popularity in Guyana, the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) said on Sunday. They are even packaged under similar names to actual snacks.

The CANU has already seized several packets but has warned that there is more out there. As such, the law enforcement agency is warning the public, including teachers, to be on the lookout and to inform the unit of persons selling these items.

Meanwhile, in a Facebook post Sunday, Education Minister Priya Manickchand said that these are the new packaging for illicit drugs that are being sold at schools. 

“Ordering can be as simple as contacting social media sites and delivery happens at any named time,” she explained. Minister Manickchand has assured that the Education Ministry and other stakeholders will do all they can to keep these out of schools.

She also assured that persons caught bringing them into schools will be dealt with “severely”. The Minister is, nevertheless, urging parents/guardians to have open conversations with their children about the dangers  of using illicit drugs.

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