Image source: The Indian Express (Wikimedia commons) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Saturday night raided a home bakery at Orlem, Malad that was allegedly making cakes laced with marijuana and pot, and seized 830 grams of edible weed pot brownie and 60 grams of marijuana. Three persons, including a twenty-year-old collegian and her boyfriend, were arrested during the raid. An official said that when the agency raided the bakery, the officials seized a total of 10 brownies and marijuana. The agency initially arrested the couple who were running the bakery, and after investigation it was reported that the racket has been running for the past one year and NCB Mumbai intercepted the main supplier in the case, identified as Jagat Chaurasia at Bandra and found 125 gram of marijuana on him, and was placed under arrest on Sunday.
The NCB official said that any food which contains butter, oil, milk, or any fatty substance can be used to infuse marijuana. He added, “One may not be able to distinguish between regular baked goods and those containing cannabinoids, which tend to have a slightly green tinge and often emit a faint cannabis smell.”
An NCB official reported that the agency has found a new trend among youngsters, in which they consume substances through brownie weed pot cakes, which have been mixed with narcotics and baked accordingly and further claimed that this was the first case in India in which edible weed was used for baking cakes.