Insert "higher education" joke here.
In December 2012, the state of Colorado legalized pot. Possibly to celebrate this fact, before the law went into effect, two students brought in pot brownies to share with their Early Modern Society class at the University of Colorado.
They decided not to tell anyone the dessert was laced with marijuana.
Since nobody who ate the brownies knew they were taking drugs, the drug effects were magnified.
Three people had to go to the hospital, including the professor.
Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, admitted they laced the brownies, and are being charged with multiple felonies.
(They were charged with second-degree assault, inducing the consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and conspiracy to induce the consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means.)
It may be legal to smoke pot, but it's still illegal to give it to someone without their knowledge.
Susan Kent, the History department chairwoman, said:
"This was not a prank... This was stupid and irresponsible and reckless and had a terrible impact."Susan Kent is wrong. This was a prank - a stupid and irresponsible and reckless prank.
CU-Boulder student hospitalized after eating pot brownie: 'I felt violated'. Boulder Daily Camera>>