The Churchgoers at a local place of worship received more than they bargained
for after a recent weekly service. Several members of the congregation,
ranging from ages twelve to seventy, became ill after ingesting cookies
which apparently contained more than just sugar. It appears the cookies
showed them a higher power than one would normally expect to see in your
typical religious service.
Reports indicate the cookies, were laced with THC, short for Tetrahydrocannabinol,
which is the active ingredient in Marijuana. Typically, this chemical
is ingested via smoking the plant itself, however, it can also be synthesized
and used as an ingredient in baked goods – an experience the congregation
recently discovered. The process of synthesizing and baking the compound,
makes it difficult to detect the distinct odor of the plant. Thus, one
may not know if he or she has been exposed to the drug.
Local investigative agencies suspect the cookies, because they were the
only common factor linking the people who fell ill to those that tested
positive for Marijuana. When someone is under the influence of THC, he
or she may experience symptoms such as high blood pressure, anxiety, lethargy,
delayed motor skills, and even paranoia. Was this some sort of prank a
member of the congregation wanted to pull on his or her fellow churchgoers?
Or, perhaps it was some sort of mistake, a little “Mix Up”
so to speak. Regardless of the intent, the cookies were distributed and
we will soon know whether they were indeed the cause of the positive drug
tests. If so, the distribution of the cookies could hold some serious
With today’s almost archaic drug laws, the simple possession of a
concentrate such as that used in the cookies may lead to a felony offense.
Further, it could result in a stiff punishment including prison time as
well as hefty fines. For the sake of the distributor, let’s hope
the cookies were not the cause of the illnesses experienced by the congregation.
On the other hand, if the cookies were the cause, it is important to select
attorneys who know the best options for situations such as this where
the stakes are so very high.
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