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Kids sick after pot-laced treats sold at North Vancouver schools 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Mounties say two buyers of marijuana-infused brownies and Rice Krispies squares got sick, with one going to hospital. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Mounties say two buyers of marijuana-infused brownies and Rice Krispies squares got sick, with one going to hospital. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

Teens selling marijuana-infused baked goods at two North Vancouver high schools on a Sunday managed to make two students sick from goodies they picked up at a 420-related event last week.

One teen went to hospital and another went home sick after eating the pot-laced food. Cpl. Richard De Jong said police are still investigating to determine if charges would be laid.

He said the buyers were aware the treats were supposed to contain marijuana.

“I don’t know how many actually consumed it, but two got sick enough to go home or go to the hospital,” De Jong said.

“It could be anything in there, you cannot trust your drug dealer to know exactly what’s in the product you buy.”

He said police seized several pot brownies and Rice Krispies squares — which were labeled as containing a mixture of Rice Krispies, marshmallow, vanilla and “canna butter.”

De Jong said it’s unclear whether the teens who sold the tainted treats bought them from a rally staged outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20, or at some other gathering that day.

The children who got sick have now fully recovered, he said. Some of their illness symptoms included nausea, headaches and dizziness.

​(This story was modified in response to a concern the original article could be misinterpreted to suggest the Vancouver Art Gallery staged the rally.)

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