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Student charged for selling classmates cannabis edibles at over $10 a pop

Sep 22, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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The 18-year-old’s bag revealed three vacuum-sealed bags of multicoloured cereal squares

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An 18-year-old student at North East High School in Maryland was arrested this week after being accused of selling cannabis edibles to fellow students for about $13 per square.

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Citing the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), the Baltimore Sun reports that school administrators caught wind of the student allegedly selling drugs on school property and notified the school resource deputy of a drug violation at about 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 19.

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  1. The man has been arrested for conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and child abuse/endangerment. /

    Man cited for supplying cannabis to high school dealer

  2. Student found with cannabis, cash and gun in school parking lot. / PHOTO BY LAFOURCHE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

    18-year-old student nabbed after a half-kilogram of cannabis was found in car at school

  3. “Parents are asked to talk with their children about the dangers of ingesting foods or liquids that contain dangerous substances, as there is a risk the substance could be life-threatening.” /

    Middle school student found with suspected cannabis

Police report the student’s bookbag was searched and three vacuum-sealed bags of multicoloured cereal squares, thought to contain cannabis, and almost $175 in cash, believed to have come from selling the edibles, was reportedly discovered. The total weight of the edibles was 727 grams.

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Police say edibles appeared to be homemade

“It doesn’t appear to be from a (medical marijuana) dispensary,” a CCSO spokesperson reportedly said about the edibles, per Cecil Whig. “It appears to have been homemade. But the investigation is continuing to determine the source of the THC edibles.”

Investigators say the edibles were sold to seven different students that morning, at a price of about $13 each, per FOX Baltimore. Police contacted the buyers, whose ages have not been released, and seized the suspected weed treats.

Cecil Whig reports that the police probe “revealed that two of those students had ingested portions of the (THC) bars.” Although not able to provide details, the publication quotes a school official as saying the student accused of selling the edibles and the seven buyers will face disciplinary action.

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Although all edibles involved will undergo drug analysis, FOX Baltimore reports a K-9 scan of the contraband at the sheriff’s office “resulted in a positive alert for controlled dangerous substances.”

Recreational weed illegal in Maryland, but voters have a chance to change that

Adult-use cannabis is illegal in Maryland, although the state has decriminalized possession of less than 10 grams of weed, which is treated as a civil offence punishable by a $130 fine for a first offence.

Previously, those found with 10 grams or less of bud faced a misdemeanour charge that could result in 90 days in jail and/or a $670 fine, according to Maryland Criminal Lawyer.

“Possession of drug paraphernalia, such as bongs, pipes and rolling papers, is still a criminal offence. Those who are under 20 years of age face the above-mentioned fines and drug education classes,” the information adds.

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The Maryland House recently green lit the possibility of a constitutional amendment to legal recreational cannabis rules, according to the Associated Press. If voters okay the cannabis measure this November, Maryland will become the 20th state to legalize adult use, per The Washington Post.

“A ‘yes’ vote supports legalizing marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older beginning in July 2023 and directing the Maryland State Legislature to pass laws for the use, distribution, regulation and taxation of marijuana,” notes the ballot question posted on Ballotpedia.

Even clothing with drug symbols and messages banned at high school

Cecil County Public Schools is a partner of Drug Free Cecil, a group of 30-plus community partners who work together to provide prevention, intervention and treatment resources to those in need. And even North East High School’s student handbook states any article of clothing that “advertises or promotes the use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco” is off-limits.

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The student has been charged with seven counts of controlled dangerous substance distribution on school property, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance on school property and one count of controlled dangerous substance possession with intent to distribute.

The maximum penalty for a charge of possession with intent to distribute less than 22.7 kilograms of cannabis in Maryland, upon conviction, is five years in prison and a $20,100 fine, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Released on her own recognizance, the student is scheduled to be back in court on Oct. 17.

Edibles making the rounds in elementary, high schools

There have been a number of reports in different U.S. states over the last year or so of students sharing edibles with classmates, including at elementary schools in New Mexico, Ohio, Michigan and Oklahoma.

Less common are reports of students accused of selling to other students. This past spring, however, an 18-year-old student at a high school in Louisiana was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of a drug-free zone after being found with just shy of 525 grams of weed inside a parked vehicle.

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