“We cannot believe or understand how this happened”
We really shouldn’t have to say this, but it’s always bad when people give cannabis or any other drug to people who don’t want to get high. With so many folks who are looking to get stoned out there, it just seems like a waste. Plus it can be dangerous.
With that said, we’re not yet totally sure about what happened at Roots Local Cafe and Catering in Newmarket Mills, New Hampshire. As police in that town reported yesterday afternoon, they are investigating “reports of several people feeling ill after consuming ‘Angelo’s Amore’ brand ice cream” at the shop.”
Furthermore, on March 17 and 18, “several unrelated patrons began checking themselves into regional hospitals for multiple adverse symptoms to include severe dizziness, weakness, and exceptionally high heart rates. Some of the victims tested positive for THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component in marijuana, hashish, and other preparations derived from cannabis.”
So basically, it’s the cops who made this a weed story. And reporters jumped right on the pile. Nevermind that nobody had tested the actual ice cream yet. In any case, whatever the hell happened, here is how the owner says contamination could have come about …
“Roots Cafe is no longer getting ice cream from Angelo Amore’s and is cooperating fully with all involved,” Roots Cafe wrote on its Facebook page. “We cannot believe or understand how this happened. Angelo’s Amore is no longer in business and Roots Cafe had no part in making of this ice cream. We are saddened by this news for those involved, as well as outraged that this could happen to anyone. We are fully cooperating with the Police and assure you that all his ice cream has been removed from this store. Our deepest apologies to all involved and we promise we will do everything in our power to make sure this never happens to anyone ever again.”
It’s an unfortunate situation no matter what, and one can only hope that these small business owners weather any blowback from trolls and capture some attention they’re getting from bloodthirsty journalists.
Again, we’re not sure if it was THC after all—hopefully there will be answers following the investigation. But if there was some kind of contaminant and that contaminant was cannabis, then hey, at least it wasn’t something that could have killed people.