A fifth grader was detained by Pittsburgh police after they say she brought Fruity Pebbles “treats” laced with marijuana to school.
The fifth grade girl shared the snacks with her fellow classmates but police say none of the children got sick or high.
Parents of the children who ingested the food were called and the children were sent home.
The girl says she got the marijuana laced snacks from her sister who used her medical marijuana card to buy the treats.
The fifth grader was fully aware that her snack of choice was laced with the drug.
No arrests have been made.
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New Jersey’s medical marijuana law is a looming cloud for New York pot dealers who worry that profits are about to go up in smoke.
“It’s going to cut a lot of the bridge-and-tunnel customers,” one pot dealer told the Daily News. “I’m just trying to lock down who I have in the city. I have to stay on the grind.”
On Monday, New Jersey became the 14th state to make a medical marijuana bill law, allowing the sick and dying to get some relief by smoking legal pot.
Within the next few months, New Jersey residents with cancer, glaucoma, seizure disorders and other serious illnesses will be able to get prescriptions for up to 2ounces of pot every month.
The estimated cost for medical marijuana in New Jersey is roughly $125 an ounce. The New York dealer who spoke to the Daily News said he sells the same product for $500.
“You can’t drop prices to match that,” he said. “You’d losehundreds of thousands of dollars.”
“As I smoker, I think it’s great. But from a business aspect, it’s going to cut a lot of people,” he said.
New York cops had no comment on whether they’re worried about cheap and plentiful marijuana just across the Hudson.
The New York State Assembly passed medical marijuana legislation in 2007 and 2008, but it has not reached the state Senate floor for a vote.
Strangely, pot dealers and opponents of medical marijuana share similar fears about New Jersey’s new law and the potential for New York to become state No.15.
“You lose control of it if peopleare allowed to buy it,” said Michael Long, chairman of New York’s Conservative Party. “How do you know the patient won’t give the marijuana to someone else?”
Proponents of medical marijuana say both the law in New Jersey and the proposed legislation in New York make it difficult for people to abuse the privilege of legal pot.
Only genuinely sick people with prescriptions from their doctors can get the stuff, and they’re not likely to give it up.
“You’re talking about people who need this medication and aren’t willing to sell it,” said a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington.
Besides, New Yorkers who smoke pot for fun don’t have to take the PATH train to New Jersey to score, said Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan), chairman of the Health Committee and sponsor of New York’s medical marijuana bill.
“The reality is, people who want marijuana for recreational use in New York and don’t mind breaking the law have no problem getting it now, as far as I know,” he said. #ShoutOut NY Daily News
Steven Tyler issues a confirming statement to People that he has checked himself into rehab to get rid of his addiction to prescription painkillers as a result of performance injuries 10 years ago. “With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford,” says the 61-year-old musician.
“I love Aerosmith; I love performing as the lead singer in Aerosmith,” continues Steven referring to his rock band. “I am grateful for all of the support and love I am receiving and am committed to getting things taken care of.” No information is shared though on the name of the facility where he is treated.
In the wake of Steven’s rehab confirmation, his daughter Liv Tyler says, “My family and I are in complete support of my dad’s decision to seek treatment. He is a courageous man. We love him and are so proud that he is getting help to balance his pain management, not just for himself but for his family, friends and fans.”
Steven Tyler entered rehab in May 2008, reportedly to recuperate from a series of operations he had on his feet. Of this matter, his physician Dr. Brian McKeon has confirmed to People, orthopedic injuries over the past decade have left Steven with “severe chronic pain” and will require additional surgeries on his knees and feet. #ShoutOut AceShowBiz
San Antonio police spokesman Matthew Porter says that Juan Francisco Alcala, of Chula Vista, Calif., remained in Bexar County jail Sunday on one count of possession of marijuana from 50 to 2,000 pounds. His bond was set at $20,000. Porter says he did not know if Alcala had an attorney.
Alcala was stopped early Sunday morning after officers noticed one of the headlights on the tractor-trailer he was driving was out. A San Antonio Police Department incident report states he was the sole occupant of the cab. #ShoutOut MyFox