(CMR) The police have released images of ganja edibles that were seized at a school earlier this month. The police did not name the school but warned parents to be on the lookout for these items.
The RCIPS reported that police officers were called to a local school earlier this month following a report that a suspicious food item had been recovered from a student during a bag search conducted by staff. The item was an edible made with cereal, which was suspected of having ganja as a component. Officers recovered the item, and a field test was conducted, which confirmed the presence of ganja.
Several Clifton Hunter High School students were hospitalized earlier this month after they ingested ganja edibles; however, it is not clear if these are the same ones seized.
The RCIPS is now publishing a photo of the item recovered for the awareness of the public. The item appears to consist of Fruity Pebbles cereal, fashioned into a block and infused with ganja. It has a similar appearance to regular cereal bars.
The public, especially parents and guardians of children and students, are advised to be on the lookout for these ganja-infused items. The public is also reminded that it is an offense to possess or consume ganja products unless given a medical dispensation. It is also illegal to sell such products if you are not a licensed medical practitioner or to otherwise supply drugs.
Brenda Watson, Acting Director of The National Drug Council, said, “The NDC would like to remind parents to reinforce the message that edible marijuana is indeed still an illegal drug. While many teens may think that eating marijuana is an okay way to get high, it is, in fact, dangerous, risky, and illegal. Metabolizing edible marijuana produces a different response than smoking it due to its varying range of potency. The results can include intoxication, paranoia, and high anxiety.”