Parents warned about dangerous new trend which left teenager debilitated

Parents and teenagers have been warned of a "dangerous new trend" that has left one teenage boy debilitated.

Police have reminded youngsters that it is illegal to vape under the age of 18 following the terrifying incident in Durham recently, TeessideLive reports.

It is believed that the teenager vaped a mixture of CBD and THC oil – a harmful concoction which can cause a range of nasty side effects, police have said.

Following the incident, the force has seized a large quantity of the dull yellow liquid which is being sold in sport bottles as they warn parents and young people about the risks.

Thankfully the teenager was at home at the time of the scary incident and was able to get help when he became unwell, but officers particularly want to warn any young people who may be offered or use the liquid, especially in remote areas around Barnard Castle and Teesdale.

CBD and THC are both derived from the same cannabis plant.

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However, THC is associated with the high feeling or psychoactive effects, while CBD is more well known for its health benefits.

A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary said: "Officers particularly want to warn any young people who may be offered or use the liquid, especially in remote areas around Barnard Castle and Teesdale.

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"A large quantity of the dull yellow liquid – being sold in sport bottles and distributed in small, unlabelled bottles – has already been seized by police.

"Remember, it is illegal to vape if you are under 18."

Anyone who sees or is offered anything that matches the liquid’s description, call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

For more information visit Cannabis: the facts – NHS.

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