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Mother offers ‘cannabis joint’ to her toddler to puff on in shocking footage

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Mother offers ‘cannabis joint’ to her toddler to puff on in shocking footage

Mother offers ‘cannabis joint’ to her toddler to puff on in shocking footage, sparking police investigation in Brazil

  • A woman was filmed telling her toddler to smoke a joint in Amazonas state
  • The child takes two puffs from the joint reportedly containing marijuana
  • Amazonas police have appealed to anyone with information to come forwards

A mother offered her toddler a joint reportedly containing cannabis in a shocking video that has sparked a police investigation in Brazil.  

Footage that went viral on social media prompted the Civil Police of the Brazilian state of Amazonas to launch an investigation to identify the woman and children.

Local media reported the woman told two children to smoke marijuana while a man also encouraged them.

In the video, the woman puffs on the joint before handing it over to her young toddler wearing a baseball cap, saying: ‘Family’s weed’.

The woman puffs on the joint before handing it over to her young toddler wearing a baseball cap

A mother (right) offered her toddler (left) a joint reportedly containing cannabis in a shocking video that has sparked a police investigation in Amazonas, Brazil

The mother tells the child to smoke after placing the joint in the toddler's lips, but he does not immediately smoke it

The mother tells the child to smoke after placing the joint in the toddler’s lips, but he does not immediately smoke it

She tells the child to smoke, placing the joint in the toddler’s lips, but he does not immediately smoke it. 

The woman says ‘smoke, Guel’ and then presses the joint to his lips again and he takes a drag and blows out the smoke.

She says ‘more? more?’ and gives the child another drag immediately afterwards before offering to a girl sitting next to him, who backs away and laughs.

The mother gives the joint back to the boy and the man says: ‘More, more, more.’ 

Police have appealed to anyone with information to come forwards to help identify the suspects.

She speaks and then presses the joint to his lips again and he takes a drag and blows out the smoke

She speaks and then presses the joint to his lips again and he takes a drag and blows out the smoke

Police have appealed to anyone with information to come forwards to help identify the woman (pictured)

Police have appealed to anyone with information to come forwards to help identify the woman (pictured)

It is not known when the viral video was taken but it has drawn criticism from people on social media.

Naiane Sousa wrote: ‘What sadness in the heart. May God have mercy.’

Silvaneza Moreno said: ‘My God where are we going to stop!’ 

A study published in the Journal of Neurotoxicology and Teratology found cannabis led to behavioural problems in children including hyperactivity and inattention.

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