Irish authorities have issued a warning about cannabis edibles after a number of hospitalizations this past month.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) National Social Inclusion Office said there has been an emergence of synthetic cannabinoids in jellies, known as gummies in the United States, and sweets sold as cannabis and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products.

A few hospitalizations occurred following the consumption of Jolly Rancher jellies in December 2022 in the Tipperary region. Analysis from Forensic Science Ireland found these edible products contained substances known as synthetic cannabinoids. 

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