‘SU­PER SKUNK’ YOBS TAR­GET­ING CHIL­DREN

Deadly dope ‘melts’ minds

Daily Star - - Forum - By OLIVER PRITCHARD oliver.pritchard@dai­lystar.co.uk

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SICK deal­ers are tar­get­ing school pupils with su­per strength cannabis.

The po­tent skunk is said to “melt” the minds of de­vel­op­ing brains.

This 20% stronger dope is of­ten in the drug THC, which has been linked to ad­dic­tion and psy­cho­log­i­cal de­pen­dency, say ex­perts. Many types of skunk are also lower in the drug CBD, which coun­ter­acts THC and helps peo­ple feel less anx­ious.

Ex­perts say this toxic mix may be con­tribut­ing to the fact 87% of young peo­ple in drug treat­ment are cannabis users.

An NHS sur­vey of 11 to 16-year-olds also said 24% of pupils said they had taken drugs. Think­tank Volte­face said le­gal­is­ing cannabis would counter the prob­lem.

Spokesman Paul North said: “If it’s le­gal kids do not see it as a cool thing to do.”

PO­TENT: Su­per-strength skunk

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