LOVELAND, Colo. - Loveland police say they are investigating an allegation that a student brought marijuana in "edible form" to a middle school.
According to the Reporter-Herald, the student is accused of sharing medical marijuana edibles with fellow students.
Loveland Police Chief Luke Hecker said the student had legally obtained the marijuana, the newspaper reported.
Hecker raised the incident during a Tuesday night City Council meeting where officials were discussing the city's response to Amendment 64, the ballot measure passed by Colorado voters in November that legalized recreational marijuana use by adults. Under the amendment, adults age 21 or older can possess up to an ounce of marijuana, grow up to six plants and privately use the drug.
In response to a question about the new laws' impact on Loveland children, Hecker told the council that a student had brought the pot edibles to school and shared them with other students.
Hecker also urged council member to prohibit the retail distribution of marijuana in Loveland, which local communities can do under Amendment 64, the newspaper reported. The city currently has a voter-approved ban on medical marijuana businesses and the chief said it should remain in effect.
Citing the ongoing investigation, police have not identified the school. The Thompson School District has four middle schools in Loveland.
Thompson School District spokesman Mike Hausmann said he couldn't disclose whether any students have been suspended, because the district doesn't comment on disciplinary procedures.
"The entire investigation was turned over immediately to the Loveland Police Department, and we are awaiting the results of their investigation," Hausmann said. He wouldn't discuss details of the incident, citing the need to protect the integrity of the police investigation.