Totally baked: Two University of Colorado students face jail after feeding classmates pot brownies


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The Independent Online

Students like to let their hair down at the end of term, but two history undergraduates took the hippy spirit a step too far last Friday - baking their classmates and teacher brownies mixed with marijuana. The pair, both from University of Colorado, face multiple felony charges after a history teacher who ate some of the cakes lost consciousness and other students complained of effects ranging from anxiety attacks to dizziness.

"There could be prison time in this case" said a CU police spokesman.

Police say the culprits - Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19 - brought in the pot brownies as part of a special "home food" day, but didn't tell any who tucked in that they were about to consume a hefty dose of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Essa and Cunningham may regret their high-jinks now - each of the charges they face comes with a maximum sentence of 12 years.