The Ol’ Pot Brownie Trick

Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, two students at Colorado University though baking pot into a batch of brownies for their history class are finding out that that old prank isn’t so funny after all.

Eight of the 12 students that were in the class fell ill in some form after eating the brownies, including three who needed to be hospitalized.  The class professor was one of those that was taken to a hospital, one female student had to go after telling her parents she felt like she was “going to pass out” and another girl was in the hospital after having panic attacks.

The two students face charges include second- degree assault and inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means after bringing the brownies for “bring food to class day”.  And no, just because pot was recently legalized in Colorado, cooking it into food and feeding to unsuspecting victims is still illegal.