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Students Fall Ill After Consuming Cannabis Edible on Field Trip

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Incident at the La Brea Tar Pits leads to student hospitalizations.

description: an empty classroom with scattered textbooks and backpacks, symbolizing the absence of students due to a drug-related incident at a school.

Eight teenage students from a local high school were rushed to the hospital after falling ill during a field trip to the La Brea Tar Pits. The students were reportedly acting disoriented and experiencing symptoms of nausea and dizziness. It was later discovered that they had consumed a cannabis edible that had been brought along by one of the students.

The mother of one of the students expressed her shock and concern over the incident, stating that she did not want her son to attend the school anymore due to the lack of supervision and safety measures in place. The school has since released a statement assuring parents that they are investigating the matter and taking appropriate actions to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

This incident sheds light on the dangers of consuming cannabis edible, especially for young individuals who may not be aware of the potency and effects of such products. Michigan cannabis products manufacturer Lion Labs recently faced legal repercussions after rebranding their flagship edible to resemble a popular candy brand, prompting concerns over marketing to minors.

Since the legal of marijuana in Michigan, there has been a rise in drug-related infractions in schools, with educators and officials expressing worries about students using vapes and edible on campus. The accessibility and appeal of these products pose a challenge for school leaders who are tasked with ensuring the safety and well-being of their students.

UCI cannabis researcher Daniele Piomelli, PhD, explains that edible differ from other forms of cannabis due to their delayed onset and longer-lasting effects. This makes them particularly risky for inexperienced users, as the potency can vary widely and lead to unexpected reactions.

In response to the growing concerns, Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Protection Commissioner Bryan Cafferelli have launched a public service campaign to educate the public about the risks of marijuana use, especially among students. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the potential dangers of edible and highlight the importance of responsible consumption.

During the investigation of the incident at the La Brea Tar Pits, authorities seized five guns, two cars, and approximately $156,000 in cash, indicating a possible connection to illicit drug trafficking. The incident serves as a reminder of the need for stringent regulations and enforcement measures to prevent the misuse and abuse of cannabis products in educational settings.

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