DEA Wants To Help Parents Decode The Emojis Young People Use To Discuss Marijuana And Other ‘Bomb Ass’ Drugs

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it’s cracked the code to identify what kind of emojis young people are using to talk about buying and selling illicit drugs. But in classic “how do you do fellow kids” fashion, the federal agency doesn’t appear to have the firmest grasp on the lingo—omitting from a new guide for parents, for example, common emojis that are used in place of marijuana. Meme GIFfrom Meme GIFs The agency even seems internally confused, as there are several iterations of its drug emoji guide that show different symbols used for the same drugs. DEA also determined that the emojis and —which it interpreted to mean “bomb ass shit”—are used frequently enough in illegal drug transactions to warrant attention on a government-produced flyer for parents. Via DEA. In any case, DEA says that its One Pill Can Kill Campaign “offers an opportunity for the media, parents, teachers, educators, and community organizations to raise awareness about counterfeit prescription drugs.” “Do you know the meaning behind certain emojis? Emojis were originally designed to represent an emotion, event, or activity, but have recently taken on a language of their own,” the agency wrote. “Criminal organizations, including drug traffickers, have noticed and are using emojis to buy and sell counterfeit pills and other illicit drugs on social media and through e-commerce.” DEA’s reference guide “is intended to give parents, caregivers and influencers a better sense of how this language is being used in conjunction with illegal drugs.” DEA created this Emoji Drug Code Decoded fact sheet. This guide is intended to give better sense how emojis are being used in conjunction w/ illegal drugs. Pay attention to your teen/loved ones & don’t be afraid to have the conversation if you suspect drug abuse is occurring. — DEA Educational Foundation (@DEAEdFoundation)…

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