OLATHE, Colo. — A 14-year-old boy was facing possible drug charges Friday after allegedly giving marijuana-infused edibles to other students at Olathe High School.
Two of the students were taken to the emergency room this week after eating the items, the Montrose Daily Press reported.
Police are investigating how the suspect allegedly obtained the marijuana, Olathe Police Chief Justin Harlan told the paper. The boy was cited in municipal court and the matter has also been referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
Harlan said it is too soon to tell whether the OHS incident had anything to do with the recent legalization of pot for those 21 and older.
A letter from the school district, however, cautioned parents that “with the legalization of marijuana by people over the age of 21 it may mean that marijuana and marijuana food products will be more readily available to our young people.”