Cannabis lollipops for sale in a Whittlesey shop contained Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive component, a court was told.
The shopkeeper who had them on sale has now appeared in and admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
Gulal Shamalzi appeared before Peterborough magistrates’ on Monday.
Police carried out a warrant at his convenience shop in Market Street, Whittlesey, in April last year.
Cannabis lollipops were seized and tests later showed they contained THC, a cannabinol derivative and component of cannabis-related material.
Shamalzi was given a 12-month community order with a mental health treatment requirement and a 12-day rehabilitation activity requirement.
He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and the cannabis lollies were destroyed.
PC Gary Stabler said: “This investigation highlights our commitment to listening to the community’s concerns and following up on information we receive.
“Cannabis edibles can be dangerous, and with bright packaging, they can be particularly appealing to children and young people.
“We take all offences involving drugs very seriously and would urge people to continue reporting information to us.”
If you have concerns or information about drugs in your area, report it to police online here https://orlo.uk/U8SnA
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