eskasoni cake

People at Canadian school function become sick after cake spiked with THC

Families at a school function in Cape Breton, N.S., got more than they bargained for when they ate a molasses cake spiked with THC last Friday.

THC — a psychoactive chemical compound — is one of the main components of cannabis.

According to RCMP, parents and children at a school on the Eskasoni First Nation became ill after unwittingly eating the laced cake at the school's midwinter feast.

The Eskasoni School Board posted on Facebook to warn parents of the incident.

The board urged parents to "destroy" any food from the event and promised to help individuals that needed assistance.

Reactions to the story have been divided.

Some Canadians think that the whole situation is pretty hilarious.

And one man even made a joke about having the munchies.

But other Canadians are taking the matter more seriously.

And one man even suggested calling an ambulance after hearing about the incident.

No word yet on how the molasses cake became laced with THC, but RCMP are investigating.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Food & Drink

How Habitant pea soup became a grocery store staple in Canada

The secret to great poutine according to the founder of Smoke's Poutinerie

The history of Canadian butter tarts and how they've changed since the first recipe

The cult of Kraft Dinner in Canada and the weird recipes people make

This is how bagged milk came to Canada and why it might be here forever

Pillsbury just launched an edible cookie dough in Canada

Spade and Sparrows is the hottest new wine in Canada thanks to a reality TV star

P.E.I. just launched a pay-what-you-can healthy food program for students