People attending school function become ill after eating cake containing THC

RCMP

Police in Cape Breton are investigating reports that several adults and children attending a school event became ill after they ate cake containing THC, the active ingredient in cannabis.

RCMP say the event was held last Friday at a school on the Eskasoni First Nation.

The Mounties say food served at the event included a molasses cake, which contained tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the main psychoactive compounds in cannabis.

Police say a number of adults and children sought medical attention and tested positive for THC.

The Eskasoni School Board issued a statement on Facebook saying "edible marijuana" may have been inadvertently placed in a cake served during a mid-winter feast at the Eskasoni Immersion School.

"If you have digested food from this event ... you should seek medical attention if necessary," the board said in a statement.