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College students accused of feeding pot brownies to class, professor

Several people who unknowingly ate the pot brownies became sick, University of Colorado campus police said. (Source: KUSA/CNN) Several people who unknowingly ate the pot brownies became sick, University of Colorado campus police said. (Source: KUSA/CNN)

BOULDER, CO (KUSA/CNN) - Two University of Colorado students are facing felony charges after allegedly feeding marijuana-laced brownies to their unsuspecting classmates and professor.

Campus police said that the two students, aged 21 and 19, brought the pot brownies to class as part of a "bring food day" and several people who ate the brownies became sick, including the professor.

Susan Kent, the chair of CU's history department, said the professor who was drugged repeatedly blacked out during class.

"One can only imagine had she been in the car, had she been with her children in the car, when the drugs started to take effect what could have been the outcome of this," Kent said. "It's just a terrible, irresponsible and reckless act."

Colorado has been the focus of headlines in recent weeks when it became one of two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Amendment 64, which legalized amounts of less than one ounce, passed on Nov. 6 and is expected to go into effect in January 2013.

But despite the state's new marijuana laws, Ryan Huff, spokesperson for University of Colorado Boulder Police Department, says more lenient policies are not to blame.

"Putting marijuana in a food product and providing it somebody without their knowledge has always been illegal, and that will continue to be illegal, even after Amendment 64," Huff said.

The two students are each facing four felony charges, including second degree assault and inducing consumption of a controlled substance by fraudulent means.

They could face up to 12 years in prison for each charge.

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