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THC-Laced Candies Send Students to Hospital

A middle school student now faces multiple felonies
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2018 6:55 PM CST
THC gummies.   (San Francisco Department of Health via AP)

(Newser) – A Florida 12-year-old is facing seven felony charges for allegedly bringing a package of THC-laced gummy candies to school and sharing them with his classmates during a morning gym class at Mulberry Middle School in Polk County, ABC reports. Several students became ill with symptoms that included stomach pain, nausea, and dizziness after eating the Green Hornet brand gummies.

Of the two boys and four girls who ate the pot candies, five were taken to the hospital and one was picked up by their parents, the Ledger reports, adding that the boy who brought the gummies to school did not consume them. The kids are reportedly recovering. Edible marijuana products are not currently legal in Florida, which has a medical marijuana program but not a recreational one. “I warned us that all of this was coming,” Sheriff Grady Judd, called by the Ledger a “staunch” opponent of medical marijuana, said. (In Washington, some old pot convictions were tossed.)

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