Marijuana Cookies Made by Grandma Send 3-Year-Old to Hospital, Say Murrieta Cops
Everybody knows grandma makes some mean cookies. But this particular grandma apparently makes the best ones of all.
In fact, the Murrieta woman's baked goods (and we emphasize the word "baked") are too potent for any adult without a doctor's recommendation.
Grandmother, in this case, laces her cookies with THC oil. And she has the right to. She's got cancer, and she's got a medical marijuana prescription. But her 3-year-old grandson apparently got into the cookies over the weekend:
At 10:20 a.m. Saturday authorities were called to a residence in the 24000 block of Cambria Lane because "a 3-year-old male child ... allegedly ingested a relatives' medical marijuana stash and was now unresponsive," according to a Murrieta police statement.
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The boy was taken to a hospital, Riverside County Child Protective Services was notified, and cops launched an investigation, according to police.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise filled in the blanks yesterday, saying that the child accidentally came across grandma's special cookies in a garage refrigerator while an aunt was babysitting.
The paper says grandma reported that a silver-dollar sized bite of a cookie would knock her out, so when the family spotted the crumbs, and the boy wouldn't wake up, they figured things out and called authorities.
The situation was innocent enough, but cops say there's still a chance family members could face allegations of child endangerment.
The boy apparently emerged OK. But grandma says she'll never make her special cookies again.
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