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Street Vendor Sells Pot Brownies that Sicken Preschool Teachers

Clearly marked marijuana treats, unlike what was sold to a preschool teacher, which was unlabeled in individual plastic bags for $1.50 each | Photo by D.C.Atty via Flickr
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Possibly adding fuel to the city's grease fire to get rid of illegal street vendors, a Center for Disease Control report released today tells of an April incident in which pot brownies bought from a bogus church fundraiser ended up in a preschool teacher's lounge sickening several teachers.

One of the preschool teachers bought the brownies from a street vendor who said it was for a church fundraiser, the LA Times reported. The teacher gave one to her son before bringing them to school where they were left in the teacher's lounge. Five teachers ate them with one other taking one bite and spitting it out, saying it tasted unusual. Then the symptoms came--fatigue, having poor coordination, being unable to walk straight and easily stumbling.

The LAPD was called in, who eventually tested a remaining brownie finding positive results for marijuana. The church's pastor says there was never any fundraiser and the alleged vendor has not been found.