Pot-laced candy sends teens to hospital

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Seven teens were taken to emergency rooms Friday after they fell ill at their Serra Mesa school from eating a candy bar laced with medicinal marijuana, authorities reported.

Medics were sent to Taft Middle School shortly after 9:30 a.m. to evaluate the condition of the four girls and three boys, who complained of feeling sick and suffering from mild hallucinations, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Ambulance crews transported the youths to Rady Children's and Sharp Memorial hospitals, spokesman Maurice Luque said. Their ailments were not considered serious.

The youths admitted they had shared candy made with cannabis inside — a type of item sold at marijuana dispensaries to people legally prescribed the herbal drug as a medicine. It was unclear how the students got ahold of the intoxicating confection.

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