Hash Brownies Down 3 Senior Citizens

A memorial service for a friend landed three senior citizens in a hospital after they unknowingly ate marijuana-laced brownies, the Huntington Beach police said.

According to the OC Register, the three seniors—an 82-year-old man and two 71-year-old women—were brought to the Hoag Hospital on Saturday when they suffered from “nausea, dizziness, and inability to stand unassisted” after eating the hash brownies. Police said the tray of brownies was passed around during the service without anybody knowing that it contained medical marijuana. “No one was told the brownies contained the marijuana before they were consumed,” the Huntington Police said in a report posted on their Facebook page.

Huntington Police’s Lt. Russell Reinhart said the pot brownies may have been intended as a tribute to the deceased. “Our understanding is the person who passed away consumed brownies with medical marijuana in them, and apparently somebody put out a tray maybe in honor or tribute to that person, but didn’t tell everybody what was in them,” he said.