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Gone to pot: 3 pensioners hospitalised after having marijuana brownies at funeral

Independent.ie reporters

Published 11/10/2011 | 12:31

THREE pensioners attending the funeral of a friend in southern California had to be hospitalised after getting high on brownies and being unable to stand up.

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The three, all in their 70s and 80s, had accidentally consumed brownies that had marijuana added to them.

The pensioners became unwell at a Huntington Beach memorial service and had to be taken to hospital after they were unable to stand up unassisted. At the service, a tray of brownies were offered around that has since been determined to have contained marijuana.

An investigation by police showed the marijuana was for medicinal purposes but a statement by the local police department has warned against the use of the drug without proper medical supervision.

“It is important for the community to understand that marijuana is a drug, and like all other drugs and alcohol, it is important to understand the negative consequences it creates in our community. Calling it ‘medical marijuana’ does not make it any safer,” the police department said in a statement.

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