Skip to comments.Grandma’s pot cookies land toddler in hospital (Murrieta, CA)
Posted on 07/02/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
MURRIETA: Grandmas pot cookies land toddler in hospital
A 3-year-old Murrieta boy ended up in the hospital over the weekend after he got into his grandmas special chocolate chip cookies while no one was looking.
Little did he know, the cookies were not for kids. They were laced with medical marijuana concentrate, police said.
The grandmother, who has been diagnosed with cancer, had a doctors recommendation for marijuana to treat her pain and to help her sleep, Sgt. Phil Gomez said. Days before, she had baked THC oil into a batch of cookies and tucked them away in a garage refrigerator. THC is the active chemical in marijuana.
Murrieta police were called out to the familys house in the 24000 block of Cambria Lane about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, after the toddler did not wake up despite a long nights sleep and the family realized he might have eaten the cookies.
An aunt had been babysitting the boy and his younger sibling Friday while the father was out, Gomez said. When the father returned that afternoon, he noticed crumbs on the garage floor but assumed the childs grandmother had been into the cookies.
The boy was playing and seemed fine, but he fell asleep about 5 p.m., Gomez said. The family did not become alarmed until the next morning when the child was still asleep at 9:30 a.m., Gomez said. He was breathing but they couldnt wake him up.
At that point, Gomez said, the father mentioned the cookie crumbs and the family put two and two together. The grandmother told police that a silver-dollar-sized bite had been enough to make her sleep.
The boy was admitted to a hospital for observation and later released.
No one knows how much he ate, Gomez said.
The family suspects the toddler wandered into the garage through a side door while playing in the backyard, Gomez said. They didnt realize the boy knew there was a refrigerator in the garage, much less worry the child would get into it, he said.
Its just kind of like the perfect storm, Gomez said.
Police did not release the names of the family members involved because no one has been arrested and the incident is still under investigation.
Investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. If marijuana byproducts are found in the boys system, Gomez said, family members could potentially face a child endangerment charge.
Riverside County child protective services was notified of the incident, police said.
Gomez said the boys family was forthcoming about what had happened. Aside from the cookie incident, he said, it appeared the child had been well cared for.
Its unfortunate that they didnt take better steps to keep those cookies out of reach of the child, Gomez said.
The grandmother told police she wont repeat the mistake, Gomez said.
She claims shes not going to make them ever again.
I posted this story because it reminded me of a news story way back in the late 1970s about "Grandma Marijuana" ... she grew her own dope and gave it to local junior H.S. and H.S. kids. She was a rather twisted old woman, who seemed to delight in corrupting young kids.
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That just looks like cat hairball puke. Disgusting. I wouldn’t touch it - sure don’t look like cookies to me!
I’m not sure whether they eat those “cookies” or just smoke them ... it looks like horse$hit to me.
hide it better!
Sounds like the aunt might have gotten into those cookies as well and was not watching the child she was babysitting.
Why was the toddler wandering around the back yard and into the side door of the garage, getting into the refrigerater, eating pot laced cookies and no one noticing him acting rather wierd until the next morning when he did not wake up.
It wasn’t the pot that got him; it was the two-pound bag of Doritos that he devoured afterward.
Those aren’t cookies...That’s a picture of pot buds. They extract oil from them; and it’s the oil that goes into the cookie batter. The cookies themselves would look like regular old cookies.
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