Two incidents in the past few days raise questions, and concerns, about edible marijuana and children.
In one instance, a 12-year-old Thurston Middle School student allegedly gave marijuana candy to three eighth-graders at lunchtime in the school cafeteria. At least two of the eighth-graders said they felt ill; one was taken to a hospital, where tests verified that she had levels of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
The 12-year-old was charged in juvenile court with three counts of delivering marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Two sophomores at Springfield High School also face charges after a school police officer found more than a pound of individually wrapped marijuana brownies in one boy’s backpack. Police said that they believe the brownies were intended for distribution because of the packaging.
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