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Students Allegedly Sold Marijuana Edibles at High School


Garland High School | Image by CBS DFW

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Parents want answers from the Garland Independent School District after two students were arrested at Sachse High School for allegedly possessing marijuana edibles.

Garland ISD has not confirmed reports of the arrests, but the Sachse Police Department confirmed that the juveniles were charged with possession of a controlled substance.

One mother said students were selling marijuana brownies on campus, stating that her 16-year-old daughter was punished for buying one.

Tamica Battie told Fox 4 News that her “biggest frustration with the school right now is the lack of protection for the children to allow this to happen.”

Battie’s daughter said she was unaware there was marijuana inside the brownie.

“She was very upset. She wanted to go after the young man for giving her that,” Battie said, adding that her daughter is not facing charges.

“I think that the school could’ve handled it a lot different[ly],” she said.

Battie said many unanswered questions remain. She believes all parents need to be aware of the situation and asked why school officials did not “put a notice out to the parents.”

Meanwhile, the mother is left wondering how the drugs got into the schools.

Aside from confirming the arrest, Sashse police have not released any information. How the arrested juveniles obtained the edible marijuana products is unknown.

Marijuana is federally illegal per the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which classifies marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance. However, in Texas, doctors can prescribe it for patients to treat various medical conditions, including epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, and neurodegenerative disorders.

The demand for medical marijuana in Texas appears to be growing, according to one dispensary. Medical marijuana retailer Texas Original now has four locations in North Texas, including Dallas, Addison, Fort Worth, and Frisco, and has plans to continue expanding in the coming years.

The Dallas Express reported that Texas Original opened a drive-thru location in Waco in June.

Medical marijuana prescriptions can be obtained through online clinics or local physicians registered with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas.

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