- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2014

This probably isn’t what lawmakers had in mind — but a fourth-grader in Greeley, Colo., was just caught trying to sell a bag of marijuana he took from his grandparents to fellow classmates on their school playground.

An unnamed boy, 10, sold the marijuana for $11 to three of his Monfort Elementary classmates, school spokeswoman Teresa Myers said, CNN reported.

One of the three buyers, also 10 years old, apparently didn’t have all the necessary cash. So they made a deal: The child buyer would bring in a marijuana-laced candy bar — taken from his own grandparent — and trade it for the bagged weed, CNN said.

Another school child saw the transaction go down and reported that one of the kids involved actually took a bite out of the candy bar, CNN reported.


Lawmakers in Colorado approved marijuana for recreational use on Jan. 1, so the grandparents can’t be charged. But Josh Gates, the school safety director, still faulted them

“[They’re guilty] for not securing their weed,” he said, CNN reported. “If the marijuana hadn’t been accessible, this wouldn’t have happened.”

In response, the school sent home a letter advising parents to keep their marijuana safe and secure, “away from young people,” the media outlet said.

Meanwhile, the children will face disciplinary action, but they will not be expelled.

“We aren’t trying to harm fourth-grade students who made a bad choice,” said Principal Jennifer Sheldon, in the CNN report. “This is an adult problem.”