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Man Accused Of Getting His Whole Church Congregation High On Weed Cookies


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Some people bring the strangest things to coffee hour after church on Sundays.

A 74-year-old man in Bloomington, Indiana was arrested following a six-month-long investigation about some homemade “weed cookies” he “unknowingly” brought to his church back in May 2016. Six of the parishioners ate the cookies, three of whom thought they tasted a bit salty.

All six churchgoers eventually had to report to the emergency room with what the Indy Star describes as “adverse effects” such as nausea, lethargy, and sluggishness. The symptoms were eventually attributed to cannabis found in the urine of all six people, which triggered an investigation into the pot cookies.

The man initially told police that he made the cookies but had no idea how marijuana got into the sweets. However, investigators discovered a bottle with traces of a “brown, oily substance” later identified as hash oil in the man’s home. After police issued a warrant for his arrest a couple of days ago, the man willingly turned himself in on charges of criminal recklessness and possession of hash oil.

Hey, maybe the poor guy did it on accident after mistaking the bottle for vanilla, which is also brown and goes in cookies. You never know.

Regardless, I’m guessing he learned his lesson to not bring edibles to church.