Thursday, September 07, 2006

UC Berkeley Students Eat Bad Hash Brownies

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
A group of UC Berkeley students were hospitalized late Wednesday for severe medical reactions after eating brownies or cookies that they believed contained marijuana, according to authorities.

More than 30 people, ages 18 to 25, at the Cloyne Court co-op residential building experienced negative reactions and called for help at about 8 p.m., said UC Berkeley Police Sgt. David Roby.

Twelve of the people were taken to the hospital and two were treated at the scene, Roby said. He said police are investigating whether the brownies or cookies caused the students' illness.

Their symptoms included anxiety, rapid heart rate, chest pains, "and a feeling of doom,'' said Alameda County Fire Capt. Tim Dillon.
No word yet on whether registered Republicans or evangelical Christians were behind this plot.