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Cannabis birthday cake puts 13 metal detectorists in hospital. No, really

Rally attendees started ‘dropping like flies’ after unwittingly sharing an extra-special birthday cake

Victoria Ward and Jessica Carpani

Metal detectorists attending the Coil to the Soil rally in Yorkshire had anticipated a gentle four days scanning 400 acres of land for treasure.

But the event descended into chaos when a birthday cake laced with cannabis oil was unwittingly handed around, causing several attendees, including a 69-year-old church organist, to “drop like flies” while others burst into song or started dancing.

A fleet of eight ambulances was sent to the scene, as well as a rapid response vehicle, two doctors, two clinical supervisors and a Hazardous Area Response Team, trained to respond to serious public health threats...

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