A video showing a toddler smoking what looks like marijuana prompted an investigation by the Chicago Police Department.
A young boy wearing only a diaper takes two hits off what appears to be a joint or a blunt under the guidance of a man whose voice can be heard in the 16-second video.
“Smoke, bro,” the man, who isn’t seen, said. “Inhale it.”
“Do this” before showing the boy how to inhale.
The boy held the apparent weed in front of him for a moment, nearly burning himself.
“Let me hit that,” the man said. The video then ends.
Investigators with the Area South Special Victims unit are looking into where the footage was filmed, a Chicago police spokesman said. Community activist Andrew Holmes said
This is sickening,” This child needs help ASAP if he hasn’t had help already. It’s disturbing to hear the adult that was in the background to let them hit it and they’re telling the child to inhale.”