Indiana: Six Churchgoers Eat Marijuana Cookies, Get Stoned
By Derrick Stanley
Police in Ellettsville, Indiana say six churchgoers were hospitalized after eating cookies given to them by a fellow congregant at Mass. They all tested positive for THC (tetrahydrocannibinol), the psychoactive component in marijuana.
The batch was distributed May 22 at St. John the Apostle Church in Ellettsville, 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Ellettsville Deputy Chief Tony Bowlen told the Bloomington Herald-Times that the cookies were the only common factor among the afflicted, and that the urine of all those affected tested positive for cannabinoids.
Bowlen says no decisive link has been made between the cookies and their symptoms, which included high blood pressure, anxiety, munchies, lethargy, and paranoia.
The cookie-eaters range in age from 12 to 70.