A student in Arnold, Maryland accidentally gave his teacher a weed brownie during school hours. The Broadneck High School student was sharing a marijuana infused brownie with his girlfriend while helping a teacher, when the teacher asked for a piece of the brownie. Afraid of revealing that the brownie was laced, the student gave the teacher a portion of the brownie without telling her.
By early afternoon the teacher knew something was off and made a trip to the school nurse. An ambulance took the teacher to a local hospital from which she was later released. Lieutenant T.J. Smith told a local news station,
“He kind of panicked and was scared to tell her that there was marijuana in the brownie.”
The student was later arrested on charges of marijuana distribution, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Although authorities recognize that this was not an incident of ill intent, the illegality and negligence by the teen could mean some harsh penalties.
A letter to parents was released later that day, reading:
I am writing you to let you know about an incident that occurred at school today. One of our teachers was given a brownie by a student and, soon thereafter, began to become disoriented. She was seen by the school nurse and told the nurse about eating the brownie. The nurse immediately summoned me and I sent an administrator to get the student so he could be questioned. The student admitted to giving the teacher the brownie and knowing it contained marijuana.
We are still investigating this matter and will provide more information if it is warranted. More immediately, however, I wanted you let you know of this matter so that if your child exhibits any unexplained symptoms, you would know about this issue and be able to relay it to any appropriate medical or other personnel.
Police are also continuing to investigate. Separate from their investigation, our school will take appropriate action in accordance with the Code of Student Conduct with regard to the student involved.
I urge you to talk with your child about this matter and encourage them to only consume food that they bring to school or that is purchased at our school.
Thank you, and have a good evening.
Eating cannabis in a variety of forms has been around for centuries, but the recent legalization of retail marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington in 2012 has sparked a huge market for new, tastier forms of edible marijuana treats. Do you have questions about marijuana edibles? Check out this Complete Guide to Marijuana Edibles to answer any questions.
Marijuana edibles crafted by the Denver area extraction company, Infuzionz, may be found exclusively at all 6 locations of The Green Solution dispensaries in Colorado. In this review, you will learn details of the 25 mg Infuzionz Mint Swirl Brownie. The 25 mg version is only available to patients with a valid medical marijuana registry card. The same treat is available for recreational purposes on the retail side, but those will only contain 10 mg per serving. The Colorado campaign, “Start low, go slow,” indicates that novice users should ingest a maximum of 10 mg the first time.
This medicated treat is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches of chocolate goodness with just the right amount of mint flavor. The brownie square is dark brown in color, just like a regular brownie, with a nice green swirl design of mint flavor on top. It really looks just like the picture on the package. The most evident flavor in this edible is definitely chocolate. The mint is the second most prominent flavor, but even it is almost subtle. The taste of cannabis is faint, at best, as is the smell. This is one of the least marijuana smelling edibles on the market. If the product was out of the package, an inexperienced user may not be able to detect the scent and taste of cannabis in the Mint Swirl Brownie.
The texture of this pre-packaged edible remained consistent with that of a fresh, homemade fudge brownie, despite the unknown amount of time it spent in a package waiting to be sold. Although, the date this treat was made is not included on the package, there is an expiration date to prevent ingesting an expired item. There is also a batch number for tracking.
The packaging of this product is clear, concise and simple, but is not designed to be child resistant. Therefore, under Colorado law, these items must be placed in a child-resistant container before the purchaser may exit the dispensary.
There is a lengthy warning on the back of the package which clearly states basic information such as, the item contains marijuana, “intoxicating effects may be delayed by two or more hours,” and that it is only intended for consumption by adults aged twenty-one years and older. The milligrams of marijuana contained in the item is listed in 3 places on the package making it very easy to identify how much THC is in each item.
The package indicated that this edible item was processed in a plant that also uses wheat, soy, nuts, dairy, gluten and eggs. The ingredients listed on the front of the package are as follows:
- Mint extract
- White Chocolate
- Green food coloring
- Cocoa Powder