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8 Teens Sent to Hospital After Taking Cannabis Edibles at La Brea Tar Pits

8 Teens Sent to Hospital After Taking Cannabis Edibles at La Brea Tar Pits

A visitor takes pictures of the La Brea Tar Pits outside the museum in Los Angeles on April 8, 2021. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

City News Service

City News Service

5/15/2024

Updated: 5/15/2024

LOS ANGELES—Eight teenagers who were on a field trip to the La Brea Tar Pits became disoriented and were taken to hospitals May 14 after apparently ingesting cannabis edibles.
The problem was reported at about 12:45 p.m. by an on-site security guard at the museum in the 5800 block of West Wilshire Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The eight teens were found with “altered level of consciousness, following their reported ingestion of cannabis edibles,” Brian Humphrey of the LAFD said in a statement.
All of the teens were taken to hospitals by ambulance in fair condition, Mr. Humphrey said.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were sent to assist the LAFD in the investigation, police said.
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