(THEDENVERCHANNEL) — BOULDER, Colo. - Two CU students were arrested on suspicion of bringing marijuana-laced brownies to class as part of a “bring food day,” campus police said.
Three people were hospitalized from the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, UCPD said. Five others reported feeling sick.
CU campus police said Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, baked THC-laced brownies for the class as part of a “bring food day.” The professor and classmates were unaware that the brownies contained THC.
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At about 10:20 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, UCPD responded to the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building on a report of a professor who was complaining of dizziness and going in and out of consciousness. Paramedics transported her to a local hospital.