Some people are advocating that legislators consider amending its law that legalizes the sale of marijuana in the state.
“Less than one week since New Mexico launched retail sales and schools and families are already coping with the consequences of massive marijuana commercialization. New Mexico legislators must respond in the best interests of children, not in the best interest of corporations,” said Luke Niforatos, executive vice president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).
SAM is a bipartisan group that advocates for a health-first approach to marijuana.
The comment comes after 14 Algodones elementary school students were sent to area hospitals late Monday morning after eating THC-infused candy ingesting some kind of drug, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
All students involved were evaluated by medical personnel and are in stable condition, according to the release.
New Mexico on April 1 opened the doors to recreational cannabis, by making the drug legal for adults. Sales soared to almost $2 million on opening day.
Sandoval County Sheriff John Castaneda the Observer Monday night that he did not believe anyone overdosed as a result of ingesting the drug.
It is unknown what grades they were in, although Castaneda did say they were third- or fourth-graders.
The case remains under investigation.
The Observer will update this story as more information becomes available.
For more, go to the Albuquerque Journal website.