Gummy candy that sickened nearly two dozen people, including children, at a quinceanera in the Mission District over the weekend is believed to have contained marijuana, health officials confirmed Monday.
All of the 19 patients who were taken to hospitals Saturday night after eating gummy ring candies had been discharged as of Monday morning, according to health officials.
The patients — 13 of whom are between 6 and 18 years old — had each suffered from symptoms similar to the effects of edible cannabis, including rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, dilated pupils, dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, lethargy and confusion, after eating candy at the quinceanera party at the Women’s Building on 18th Street.
The Health Department has interviewed several people at the party, which was catered by a company in Oakland.
“The question remains, where did the candies come from?” Dr. Tomas Aragon, San Francisco’s health officer, said in a statement. “We are working with the catering company and our colleagues in Alameda to find out.”
While the final lab results on the gummy candy rings are not available, the lab work of 12 of the hospitalized patients tested positive for THC, health officials said.