Marijuana Snack Concerns
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/23/2018 7:16:00 AM.
Durham Regional Police are concerned after two reported incidents involving kids consuming marijuana-laced snacks at an Oshawa elementary school. On May 14, a Grade 6 student brought home-baked cookies to school as a treat; after eating the cookies, four students reported feeling dizzy and euphoric. Officers found that the parent had made the cookies for a spouse, who had a medical marijuana license. The child's sibling had taken the cookies without permission, but they ended up in the Grade 6 student's backpack. In a separate incident, police say THC-infused gummy bears were eaten by four kids in the school. Those kids were between the ages of 12 and 13. Police say it's not clear how the students got the gummy bears, but they were not made at home. Officers are warning teachers, students, and parents about the dangers of consuming psychoactive chemicals at a young age.