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US authorities have released a dubious guide to help parents decode covert drug references in emoji form.
The “emoji drug code” released by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been compared to early 2000s guides which explained texting abbreviations like “LOL”.
It claims that 🍁 is “universal for drugs” while 🚀💣💥 means “high potency”, and adds helpfully that 🍄 means “mushrooms”.
A report from cannabis news site Marijuana Moment has suggested that the DEA is out of touch with how young people talk.
“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,” it added.