Sullivan mom says she’s sorry son took pot brownies to school

November 1st, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

SULLIVAN, Maine — A local woman arrested Tuesday after her 13-year-old son allegedly brought her marijuana-laced brownies to school and ate them with other pupils said she is trying to get a medical marijuana user’s license.

In phone interviews Wednesday and Thursday, Amanda Hiser, 32, said she has lupus nephritis and is suffering from kidney failure. She says she gets nausea, has joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, and gets regular blood transfusions. She cannot take pharmaceutical painkillers because of her kidney issues, she said, and is having difficulty raising the funds she needs to become registered as a medical marijuana user in Maine.

“It’s the only thing that helps, that keeps me functional,” the single mom said. “My doctors all know about it and have pushed me [to get a license].”

Hiser was released Tuesday evening from Hancock County Jail on $500 unsecured bail.

Hiser said she is sorry that her son took the brownies to Mountain View School and said it was an accident. Tuesday was the first time she had marijuana in her house and the first time she tried cooking the drug in a batch of brownies.

She said her son, who just started the eighth grade, often grabs snacks out of the cupboard before he leaves to go to the K-8 school and shares them with friends. The brownies, she said, were cooling on the stove Tuesday morning when he took them as he was headed out the door to catch the

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