Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Pot Training

From the Miami Herald:

Kid’s green lunch spice wasn’t oregano — it was pot

A kindergartner’s scattering leafy greens onto his friend’s lasagna piqued a cafeteria worker’s interest Monday and prompted a police investigation at a North Miami-Dade elementary school.

The mystery ingredient: marijuana.

Both students, the small plastic bag containing the green vegetable matter and the pot-laced entrée were marched to the front office at Gratigny Elementary.

The students eventually returned to class. But now the family of the kindergartner who had the marijuana is under the scrutiny of schools police and state child-welfare authorities.

”The boy is not going to be charged,” said Mayco Villafaña, spokesman for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “The focus is on the child’s environment and what issues could have led to a child having a bag of marijuana in school.”

That would explain the major increase of consumption of cookies during snack-time.