Colorado 4th-Graders Busted Over Pot Sales
School will deal with it internally, without formal police charges
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2014 3:34 PM CDT
Marijuana plants grow in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(Newser) – A pair of enterprising fourth-graders in Colorado got caught dealing marijuana pilfered from home at their elementary school, reports ABC News. Officials at the school in Greeley originally got police involved, but they've decided to handle it internally with suspensions and with a message to grown-ups: "For crying out loud, secure it," asks the school district's security chief.

Authorities say one boy stole (legally bought) marijuana from his grandparents and sold it to three young buyers at his school, netting himself $11 in the process. The next day, one of those buyers brought in a marijuana candy bar and tried to swap it for some of the leafy stuff, reports CBS Local. "It was the simple fact that we had adults that didn’t secure their marijuana," says the school official. "That sure is concerning because this would have never happened had the marijuana not been so accessible to two 10-year-old boys." The two other buyers, also 10, face suspensions, too.

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Apr 25, 2014 1:15 PM CDT
I'm going to buy from the 4th graders
Remy Bourreau
Apr 25, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
Just got back from CO and can say that the s#$% there is SO HIGH PRICED the average income pot smoker couldn't afford it! There's a 36% TAX on ANY Cannabis Rec product. THAT is a friggin' LOT of TAX! An avg gram at rec prices is like $20! 28g X's $20 = $560. That's $160 MORE than I pay for an oz of stuff every bit as GOOD or BETTER than I sampled in CO and I live in a redneck state 1000 miles away from CO! What's happening there is that people are skirting the taxes and high prices by buying DIRECTLY from growers. Doing it that way enabled a member of our group to pick up a variety of 10 0's for $1000 which was a far cry from what he would have paid had he gone to the rec stores.
Apr 25, 2014 10:41 AM CDT
SO....................what are they getting for 1/2 oz.