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Group of Australian women eat homemade cannabis edibles, pass out and violate COVID-19 gathering restrictions

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Six Australian women have been cautioned by police after consuming homemade cannabis edibles and passing out at the same address, reports ABC News Australia . Emergency services arrived at the home on Saturday night to find five women, from their late-teens to early 20s, unconscious. A sixth woman was ill from the cookies. Police cautioned the women for violating South Australia’s coronavirus gathering restrictions. More Australians back legalizing cannabis and 57 per cent support pill testing, national survey shows How to choose and buy weed edibles like a pro Three cannabis edibles that don’t require baking As for the cannabis, it’s unclear if anyone was charged. The cookies were seized and will be subject to scientific analysis, police note. A 24-year-old man allegedly supplied the edibles and police found cannabis and drug equipment at his address. “When five people lose consciousness because of something they’ve consumed, it is alarming,” said Limestone Coast superintendent Phil Hoff.  “Our priority was to establish if these cookies had been further distributed to ensure no one else was at risk — thankfully it appears not,” Hoff added. Though cannabis is widely consumed in Australia, and medical cannabis was legalized in 2016, it remains federally illegal for recreational adult-use. Some areas of the country, however, such as South Australia, Australia Capital Territory and Northern Territory, have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis for personal use. A survey conducted last year found that cannabis legalization has more support across the country than ever before, with 41 per cent of respondents saying they are in favour of legalization .

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