Forward Leeds launches ‘cannabis edibles’ awareness campaign

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug support service is embarking on a campaign to raise awareness about cannabis, with a particular focus on cannabis edibles.

The campaign aims to help people understand what edibles are, the risks and to offer some advice around staying safe.

The campaign advises that:

“These ‘cannabis sweets’ or edibles do not always contain what it states on the packet. Empty packaging can be bought online and then anything placed inside them and sold on. They may contain THC or they may contain other psychoactive ingredients such as Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (“spice”) or amphetamines. They might also just be ordinary sweets. You cannot tell just by looking at a packet.”

Hannah Trevisani, Team Manager at Forward Leeds said:

“Cannabis edibles are increasingly in the news and there is a lot of information and misinformation out there.

“Cannabis edibles can present challenges due to their discreet nature and potentially unpredictable potency. Some people may be wondering what they are, what the risks are and how can people keep themselves safe. We’re hoping to bust some of the myths, allay some concerns and increase people’s understanding.”

The campaign running this month employs online messaging and an in-person event with a stall on Lands Lane in the city centre on the 20 April 2024.

Through these Forward Leeds seeks to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds, fostering open dialogue and promoting harm reduction strategies.

Hannah continued:

“We hope people from across the city will participate in the campaign, whether by attending our events or joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #RespectTHC. By working together, we can promote informed decision-making and safeguard the well-being of our community.”

For more information about the campaign and upcoming events, please visit the Forward Leeds website


This post is based on a press release issued by Forward Leeds

Photo: Hannah Trevisani of Forward Leeds


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