Molasses cake with THC served to children, staff at Eskasoni school

Cake containing cannabis was accidentally served to children and staff at a school in Eskasoni, N.S. on Friday, according to police.

In a news release, the Nova Scotia RCMP said a molasses cake was believed to have contained THC — the intoxicating component of cannabis.

One person, an adult, was sent to hospital shortly after eating the cake on Friday.

A number of adults and children later sought medical attention after feeling ill. Some of them tested positive for THC.

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says right now there are under 10 people who got sick.

“We know the event was catered, so we do know where the cake came from,” Clarke said.

“We don’t know how it happened and obviously we’re looking into whether it was intentional.”

Clarke said the incident involved middle school students. The school’s website says the Eskasoni school is both a middle and elementary school.

According to a post by the Eskasoni School Board on Facebook, the school was having a midwinter feast on Friday.

The post says “edible marijuana may have inadvertently been placed in a dessert cake” that was served.

“If you have digested food from this event, or brought home from the event you should seek medical attention if necessary,” the post reads. “If you have food from this event in your possession, please destroy it immediately.”

Police in Eskasoni are investigating the incident and ask anyone who became ill, whether they sought medical treatment or not, to contact them at 902-379-2822.


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