2 Durham students get ill after eating pot cookies in school

file photo of cookies.
file photo of cookies.

OSHAWA, Ont. – Police in Oshawa, Ont., say two students at a middle school fell ill after eating home-baked cannabis cookies.

They say one of the students took several cookies to the public school and ate them with a friend.

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Both were taken to hospital for observation.

Officers say one of the students’ parents, who has a medical cannabis licence, had made the cookies for his personal consumption.

Police say the Children’s Aid Society will be contacted to conduct a review.

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Police say they have taken the time to educate students, parents, caregivers and teachers about the dangers and risks of consuming drugs at such an early age.

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The small community school has students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.