Fifth-grader mistakenly hands out Marijuana Edibles at School

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on January 29, 2018.

A fifth-grade student mistakenly shared a box of THC-laced candy with fellow students at her school in New Mexico. Later the 9-year-old girl has been suspended and her parents are now under investigation in this regard.

The dean of elementary students at Albuquerque School of Excellence, Kristi Del Curto told a Journal that the fifth-grader brought the box of gummies she found at home and shared with friends at the school cafeteria one morning.

The student later felt dizzy during class and was sent to the school nurse. Five other students, who had shared the gummies, also fell sick and complained of dizziness. However, paramedics monitored the students until the effects wore off, the dean informed.

"She thought she was sharing candy, and if you saw the picture on the box, it did look like candy," Del Curto said. “Though the fifth grader had no idea of the gummies laced with THC, the child was suspended for a week regardless.”

THC gummies can be two to 100 times stronger than traditional marijuana, KRQE reports.

School representatives posted a reminder for students and parents on Facebook last week.

“We would like our community to be alert with drugs and any edibles that may or could be in different formats,” the post reads. “We kindly ask our parents and community members not to talk explicitly about drugs/medicine when students are present (unintentionally to tempt or encourage students to use drugs).”

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legally allowed the use of marijuana for medical purposes. New Mexico became the 12th state to legalize medical marijuana in 2007. However, recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in New Mexico.

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