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Campus police at N.C. Central University are warning students about the dangers of marijuana laced with other substances.

In a letter sent Friday, they said they’ve recently responded to two incidents where people had “reactions to marijuana laced with an unknown substance that required medical attention.”

Some of the side effects of laced marijuana are paranoia, elevated heart rate, overeating, anxiety and impaired motor function and cognition, the letter said. Marijuana also has been shown to negatively affect brain development, impairing thinking, memory and learning functions.

The letter also reminded recipients that marijuana is an illegal substance in North Carolina.

In October, high school students became sick after eating a marijuana-laced Cap’n Crunch cereal bar, The News & Observer previously reported. They reported nausea and had to be hospitalized, the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

Anyone with information is asked to call NCCU Police at 919-530-3847.

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Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.

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