Forward Leeds launches edibles awareness campaign

Forward Leeds 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, their risks and to offer some advice about staying safe.

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 in April 2024 employs online messaging and a series of in-person events held at various locations across Leeds. The major event will be a stall on Lands Lane in the city centre on the 20 April. Locations where you can meet the Forward Leeds team include:

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 Forward Leeds 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.