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article imageSeniors hospitalized after eating marijuana brownies at funeral

By Kim I. Hartman     Oct 11, 2011 in Health
Huntington Beach - Three senior citizens were hospitalized in California after unknowingly eating marijuana brownies at a memorial service for a friend, who was a medical marijuana user, and had recently died.
The Huntington Beach Police department posted on their Facebook page that three people in their 70's and 80's had been admitted to Hoag Hospital complaining of nausea and dizziness after attending a memorial service in honor of a mutual friend.
The report said the three were unable to stand without assistance when they arrived at the emergency room, unaware they were under the influence of marijuana.
Police determined that the seniors had consumed brownies laced with 'medical marijuana' at the memorial. According to a report by KTLA, the pot brownies were made by a friend of the deceased as a tribute, and were shared with guests at the service.
The Huntington Police said, "The incident points out the importance of understanding the impacts of marijuana in our community. Marijuana does create direct and indirect negative consequences on the community. It is important for the community to understand that marijuana is a drug, and like all other drugs and alcohol. Calling it “medical marijuana” does not make it any safer."
The three seniors were treated and released from the hospital and were not expected to suffer any long-term effects from the marijuana buzz.
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