Pot popsicle lands high (school) student in hospital 

September 26, 2015

No, that’s not a brain freeze. Forget brownies (so 2014), Costa Rican kids are turning to ice cream get high.

A 14-year-old student at a high school in El Guarco, Cartago was admitted to Max Peralta Hospital under the influence of marijuana she consumed as ice cream, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry Friday evening. A friend of the apparently unwitting drug user gave the student the THC treat. The dessert was an apretado, a kind of home-made popsicle frozen in small bags.

Police reportedly called the girl’s parents and issued a public call for students to avoid anything handed to them in the street (like strange frozen things in plastic bags).

Edible marijuana has taken off in U.S. states like Colorado, which legalized recreational marijuana use. Law enforcement there has expressed concern over the home-made marijuana treats, from candies to brownies to other desserts, because the THC used in them is not regulated by state law.

The police statement assured all that the girl “received medical attention and was out of danger.”

You may be interested

5 questions for a Quepos theater company
Uncategorized
741 views
Uncategorized
741 views

5 questions for a Quepos theater company

Elizabeth Lang - November 19, 2017

Quepos, a town on Costa Rica's Pacific coast and the gateway to the renowned Manuel Antonio National Park, has experienced…

Multipurpose malinche, an attractive and useful ornamental
Home Gardening
1445 views
Home Gardening
1445 views

Multipurpose malinche, an attractive and useful ornamental

Ed Bernhardt - November 18, 2017

Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just…

Costa Rican Friday Happy Hour #3: ‘El Otro Gol’
It's the weekend!
4942 views
It's the weekend!
4942 views

Costa Rican Friday Happy Hour #3: ‘El Otro Gol’

Katherine Stanley - November 17, 2017

Maybe it was this morning's story on what to expect at the World Cup 2018, now that the field of…