by Brandon Wenerd on December 9, 2012

A lot, actually, especially when two morons brought pot brownies. After getting eight people in their class stoned as shit, two CU students are now under arrest and facing four felonies: Second-degree assault, inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means. Via NBC News:

Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, baked the pot-laced brownies for the class as part of a “bring food day,” the University of Colorado Police Department said in a news release on Sunday. The professor and classmates were unaware that the brownies contained tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, police said.

On Friday morning, officers were called to the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building on the Boulder campus on a report of a professor who was complaining of dizziness and going in and out of consciousness.Paramedics transported her to a hospital.

Later that afternoon, a student's mother notified campus police that her daughter, who had been in the professor's class, was having an anxiety attack and was at a hospital. On Saturday, a second student told police that she felt like she was going to “black out” after the class. Her family took her to the hospital for evaluation.


What these kids did is far from funny. In fact, stuff like this a serious public safety concern. One shouldn't be tricked into consumption of, well, anything, be it drugs, booze, food, etc. After announcing what happened, the CU-Boulder police department held a press conference after making the arrests:

Remember, Coloradians and Washingtonians, just because weed is legal in your state doesn't give you carte blanche to act like an idiot.

[H/T: Gawker]