On Friday, two University of Colorado Boulder students brought brownies to one of their classes as part of something called "Bring Food Friday." They shared the snacks with their fellow classmates and their professor. Normal enough, right? Well, it turns out the brownies were laced with pot and everyone who ate them freaked out, necessitating multiple trips to the hospital.
By 10:20 that morning, paramedics and police rushed to the university's Hellems Arts and Sciences Building after the professor complained of feeling dizzy and "losing consciousness." Two students were also taken to the hospital, one for an anxiety attack and the other for feeling like she was going to "black out."
"An investigation revealed that the three hospitalized victims - and five other classmates - were suffering from the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana," University of Colorado Boulder Police said. "Two students - Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19 - baked THC-laced brownies for the class as part of a ‘bring food day.' The professor and classmates were unaware that the brownies contained THC."
All together, eight people were affected/accidentally stoned. The three hospitalized victims were released later that day.
As Boulder police spokesman Ryan Huff made clear, in case you were confused/considering pulling a similar prank, the recently passed pot-legalizing Amendment 64 in Colorado doesn't cover tricking your class and teacher into getting stoned as shit. In fact, police are taking the crime seriously - the two stoner pranksters, Cunningham and Essa, are facing multiple felony charges, including assault in the second degree and inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means.