2-year-old Evelyn tested positive for pot after her parents said she ate a cookie found on the ground (credit: CBS)
Police are trying to figure out where a 2-year-old got a hold of a THC-laced cookie. That is according to a report by our CBS sister-station in Denver, Colorado. Evelyn Hernandez is believed by her mother to have picked up a cookie found on the ground outside of the apartment complex where they live. Aida took the cookie away from her daughter, but later noticed some unusual things happening to the toddler. Mrs. Hernandez noticed that Evelyn was sleeping, opening and closing her eyes, she could not walk steadily, and she was weak.
Aida took her daughter to the hospital where tests came back positive for THC, an active chemical in marijuana.
CBS Denver reports that Longmont police are investigating the situation. Officers say they searched the residence, but found no evidence of any drugs. They say they believe the mother's story.
Evelyn's older sister, Amira, is happy to have her little sister back, but worries that even though what happened was random, that it could happen to anyone.
A group called Smart Colorado believes that edible marijuana products do not have enough regulations, and that they will end up in the children's hands.
On Wednesday, New Year's Day, Colorado became the first state in the country to allow the recreational sale of marijuana.