Two more people including a 15-year-old boy were hospitalised yesterday (Sunday, June 6) after allegedly eating cannabis-infused sweets.

An adult male was taken to hospital around 8.15pm while the 15-year-old was admitted around 11.40pm.

"Both remain in a serious but stable condition at this time," Surrey Police said.

The county police force added that the pair were thought to have been in the Godalming area at the time they were taken ill.

Sunday was the latest in a series of similar incidents to have impacted south west London and Surrey in recent weeks related to the consumption of 'edibles' cannabis-infused foods.

In April, several school children in Merton were suffered loss of consciousness and anxiety after reportedly eating similar products thought to be laced with THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis.

Detective Inspector Andy Greaves said: "Our immediate priority is to warn parents; and to tell children in the area not to be tempted to try them as they are obviously causing substantial harm.

"These types of products, which may be marketed as ‘cannabis infused’ or ‘THC infused’ are illegal, and therefore unregulated, in the UK.

"They can appear to be commercial products with professional packaging, but this should not be taken as a sign that they are safe or legal."

Surrey Police are investigating the myriad reports of edibles now surfacing in the region, and appealing for anyone with information to contact them and quote PR/P21120295.

The 'war on drugs' and the prohibition of substances such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin in the UK, US and elsewhere has been widely documented to make drug use less safe by forcing its production into the criminal underground without regulations.

Meanwhile a Home Office report published last year found that drug-related deaths massively increased since the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 formalised prohibition in the UK.

"The evidence suggests that enforcement activity can sometimes have unintended consequences, such as increasing levels of drug-related violence and the negative effects of involving individuals in the criminal justice system," one line from the report's summary read.