Nine Florida Elementary School Students Hospitalized After Eating Marijuana-Infused Candy

Nine elementary school students were sent to a hospital Friday after eating marijuana-infused candy.

The students, all of whom were ages 10 to 12, attended Renaissance Charter School in Cooper City, Florida.

A student inadvertently brought in candy laced with THC, packaged almost identically to a common sour candy, then shared it with friends,  school spokeswoman Colleen Reynolds told USA TODAY on Monday.

At around 1 p.m. Friday, some students complained of abdominal distress shortly after eating the edibles, Broward County Sheriff spokesman Michael Kane told USA TODAY. The injuries, he said, were not life-threatening.

The students – seven boys and two girls – were sent to an emergency room for observation “in an abundance of caution,” Reynolds said.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Joshua Bote