They serve cannabis dishes at a school party in CanadaFeb 052020
Police investigate how food served to preschool through fourth grade children, who were provided by an outside service, might contain cannabis.
Police in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, suspects that the cake served at a school party in the community of Eskasoni contained cannabis, he said Friday in a statement on his Facebook page. Several adults and children needed medical help after attending the event, and agents are now investigating the case.
Laboratory analyzes of some of the people who went to doctors revealed the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive element of cannabis.
The celebration had been prepared for students from kindergarten through fourth grade. The parents of the affected children told a local media that later some of them were pale, sweating excessively, felt tired and hurt their eyes.
"When she woke up in the morning, she was still dizzy," said Kate Augustine about the status of her eight-year-old daughter.
The food for the party was provided by an outside service. Police are investigating how marijuana foods were able to reach a school event. The representatives of the school where the case occurred assured on their Facebook page that they will assist any affected person.
Personal and medical use of cannabis is legalized in Canada, as well as licensed production and sale.