Teens Hospitalized for Eating Marijuana-Laced Cookies -- In School!

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Cookies. Who doesn't love a nice batch of freshly made cookies? Freshly baked chocolate cookies are my idea of heaven. Apparently, a couple of teens in Phillipsberg High School felt the same way about cookies that I do. With one major difference. My cookies are laced with sugar, not marijuana.

What's shocking is not that kids do drugs -- we were all teenagers once. Remember the days of wine and roses (or really, the days of whine and Guns 'n' Roses)? The truly shocking thing is that these cookies somehow managed to find their way on the school grounds -- likely from a student (although with teachers these days you never know).


It's not clear whether or not these kids eating the cookies knew they laced with drugs or not: Was it a joke? A gag? Something the kids did intentionally to get high? All we do know is that the kids ended up in the hospital for "treatment." Oh I'll bet.

One thing is for sure: teens bringing baked goods to school should be a tip-off that something isn't quite right. Teens don't bake, unless forced, and the school should've taken notice of that.

I have to wonder just how often this sort of thing happens and what schools can do about it. Schools are a place for learning (why yes, I am a nerd, thank you very much) and not for recreational drug use. Color me boring, but I'm all about learning. Heck, I'd go back to school for a degree I don't even need if I had the time.

Maybe it's time that the schools started cracking down on bringing baked goods into the schools. I mean, (as noted) kids will resort to pretty much anything to get drugs into school, and while there are measures in place -- locker searches and the occasional drug-sniffing dog -- to protect schools from allowing kids to bring drugs, maybe it's time to take a good hard peek into teens baked goods.

Honestly, I've never met a teen who baked without the express purpose of using brownies (or, apparently, cookies) to throw pot or hash into, so why not take a closer look into those baked goods?

You never, clearly, know what you might find.

Have you ever suspected your kid of doing drugs? What did you do about it?


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elle7777 elle7777

Really? Because of an isolated occurrence they should ban home baked goods? What about all the kids that bring lunch?

Smoke... Smokeygirl

Uhhh... I baked all the time as a teen (and still do now!).  My mother raised me to bake from scratch and it was something I enjoyed doing.  The only thing I was lucky about in HS was not getting caught with the butter knife I brought in to cut my fresh pumpkin bread. . . AND my mom would bake cookies all the time, so I shouldn't have been allowed to bring her homemade cookies for my lunch?  You are a super suspcious person, who clearly doesn't have a great opinion of teens.

tnyangel tnyangel

Maybe your teen didn't bake, but I did and my son did and neither of us put anything funny in our cookies. Don't you think the person responsible for this should be the only one punished? 

Trina... Trina.mhmm

This is ridiculous. Kids bake all the time without drug intentions. As for the kids who ate them, you know if its laced. They taste different and have a different smell. I know I have had plenty. You can tell! Those kids are lying

nonmember avatar GUEST

I bake as a teenager in highschool (and still do now) I actually only am good at baking (my boyfriend does all the cooking) but there was a kid in my highschool who brought weed brownies for a project in cooking class...which brings me to my next point we always had pot luck parties in school..where everyone had to bring something.. most often it was at the end of a quarter we would all bring food/deserts and watch a movie.. so baked goods in highschool are not all that uncommon!

femal... femaleMIKE

Your being too hard on the school.  baked goods are really not that obvious. 

Blaze Hazen

I'm confused why were they hospitalized?

nonmember avatar Diana

Wow. This article is ridiculous and biased against teenagers. It makes you sound stupid to say teens don't back unless forced. As a teenager, I always baked and I never put pot into my brownies or cookies. Yes, some teens obviously add things to their baked goods but to lump all young people into that category is just ignorant.

Deann... Deanna2872

Wow. I always baked when I was a teenager. Pies, cookies, brownies, cakes, yeast breads...all from scratch, never from a pre packaged mix. I never put pot in my baked goods, ever. Even when I did go through my experimental years. Good grief.

That said, if you think cookies and brownies are the only way to get pot into a food product, you're in for a huge surprise! Here in Colorado, we have medicinal pot. And this year we will be voting on the legalization of pot (almost strange that we're one of the healthiest states in the country, isn't it? lol). And the recipies out there for using pot in pretty much every day cooking is astounding. There's even a company that has perfected a soda with THC, though I'm not sure if its been allowed on the market yet.

My point is, banning home baked goods to keep pot out of schools is about as effective as just telling kids they can't bring pot to school. It isn't effective. And will keep decently home made foods from getting into our kids lunches-

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