Image Source: KMGH

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

A history class at the University of Colorado was taken by surprise Friday when two students       brought an extra special treat to celebrate the end of the semester. Here’s KUSA -- who is calling the incident a quote “pot brownie assault.”

“An instructor here at CU encouraged everyone to bring food to class Friday so two students baked brownies that looked perfectly normal like these. People had no idea what they were really eating.”

Well, it turns out they were eating marijuana-laced brownies. Eight people ate the treats—including the instructor. And then the symptoms began. KCNC reports:

“Later that Friday morning, the professor starts to feel ill, dizzy, in and out of consciousness and needed to be taken to the hospital. Two students also became so sick they were taken to the hospital, one on Friday and one yesterday.”

Five other students also became sick after eating the brownies, but to a lesser degree. Local law enforcement told the press they are taking the matter very seriously. Colorado Daily reports:

“Along with facing possible felony charges, [the students] will be subject to CU's internal discipline process … [and] given the severity of the incident, the two could be suspended or expelled … giving marijuana to people without their knowledge is still illegal under Colorado's recently approved Amendment 64, which, when it goes into effect, will legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.”

But a writer for Westward notes, Although [KUSA] labeled the incident a "pot brownie assault" … the station's legal analyst … argued that probation is the likeliest punishment, and that sounds about right. It makes sense that the university treats this bit of jackassery seriously, since an epidemic of copy-cat gags will only reinforce the reputation the school has been trying to shed...”

Both students were arrested, brought to Boulder County Jail and are facing four felony charges. Bond has not been set — they’re expected to appear in court Monday.

Students Serve Pot Brownies to Unsuspecting Classmates

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Dec 10, 2012

Students Serve Pot Brownies to Unsuspecting Classmates

Image Source: KMGH

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER

A history class at the University of Colorado was taken by surprise Friday when two students       brought an extra special treat to celebrate the end of the semester. Here’s KUSA -- who is calling the incident a quote “pot brownie assault.”

“An instructor here at CU encouraged everyone to bring food to class Friday so two students baked brownies that looked perfectly normal like these. People had no idea what they were really eating.”

Well, it turns out they were eating marijuana-laced brownies. Eight people ate the treats—including the instructor. And then the symptoms began. KCNC reports:

“Later that Friday morning, the professor starts to feel ill, dizzy, in and out of consciousness and needed to be taken to the hospital. Two students also became so sick they were taken to the hospital, one on Friday and one yesterday.”

Five other students also became sick after eating the brownies, but to a lesser degree. Local law enforcement told the press they are taking the matter very seriously. Colorado Daily reports:

“Along with facing possible felony charges, [the students] will be subject to CU's internal discipline process … [and] given the severity of the incident, the two could be suspended or expelled … giving marijuana to people without their knowledge is still illegal under Colorado's recently approved Amendment 64, which, when it goes into effect, will legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.”

But a writer for Westward notes, Although [KUSA] labeled the incident a "pot brownie assault" … the station's legal analyst … argued that probation is the likeliest punishment, and that sounds about right. It makes sense that the university treats this bit of jackassery seriously, since an epidemic of copy-cat gags will only reinforce the reputation the school has been trying to shed...”

Both students were arrested, brought to Boulder County Jail and are facing four felony charges. Bond has not been set — they’re expected to appear in court Monday.

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