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Cannabis birthday cake sends ten to hospital

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Cannabis birthday cake sends ten to hospital
The partygoers, all males aged 19 to 22, were treated at Madrid's Puerta del Hierro Hospital for symptoms including euphoria and tachycardia – a faster than normal heart rate. File photo sara/flickr
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A Madrid university student went into a coma on Sunday after he ingested a birthday cake baked with marijuana. Nine other partygoers also required medical attention.

A birthday party held at Madrid’s Alfonso X University on Saturday night took a turn for the worse when ten students who had eaten a cake baked with marijuana started feeling the adverse effects of the drug.

The partygoers, all males aged 19 to 22, were treated at Madrid’s Puerta del Hierro Hospital for symptoms including euphoria and tachycardia – a faster than normal heart rate.

One of the young men was so badly affected by the 'high' that paramedics found him in a comatose state and unresponsive to stimulus.

"One of them brought (the cake) from his village," university dean José Domínguez de Posada told Spanish news agency EFE.

"There's no way an incident of this calibre will go unpunished," he added with regard to the potential suspensions the students face after Spanish Civil Guard question them.

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