Three Southern California senior citizens went to the emergency room after they unknowingly ate marijuana-laced brownies at a friend’s funeral, Huntington Beach police said. Two 71-year-old women and an 82-year-old man were taken to a hospital emergency room Saturday after they complained of nausea, dizziness and an inability to stand without assistance. “At the service, a tray of brownies were offered that has since been determined to have contained medical marijuana. No one was told the brownies contained the marijuana before they were consumed,” police said.
The seniors, residents of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, didn’t know the laced-sweets were being offered in memory of their friend, who ate medical marijuana brownies. In a separate incident, robbers posing as customers called a medical marijuana dispensary Friday and asked for a delivery, police said.
When the man and woman arrived with the medical marijuana, the two suspects took $1,500 worth of marijuana, their cell phones and keys, police said.
“These (victims) didn’t get hurt, but it points to the fact that it’s a lucrative cash business, and along with that obviously comes this type of crime,” police Lt. Russell Reinhart told City News Service Huntington Beach does not permit or have licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits. Federal authorities announced Friday they plan to crack down on marijuana sales and growing operations throughout the state.
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