UP family hospitalized after confusing cannabis with kasuri methi

aloo methi

It is quite common to get confused with the ingredients while cooking and ending up using the wrong item. However, a 'seemingly' innocent prank by a friend landed an entire family in Uttar Pradesh in the hospital. The family had complained of severe headaches, nausea, and vomiting after consuming aloo methi that was cooked at their house. In an investigation that followed, it was found out that dried cannabis leaves were used in the dish instead of kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves).

Aloo methi, cooked with potatoes and kasuri methi, is a north Indian speciality. A friend of a family member replaced the fenugreek leaves in the container with cannabis to play a prank on them. The person who cooked the dish had generously added cannabis thinking that it is kasuri methi. The family had the meal together and soon complained of uneasiness. They were then rushed to the nearby hospital.

Kochi: The Excise Commissioner has been ordered to conduct a probe into the complaint that three engineers based at the Cochin International Airport were falsely implicated in a drug case months ago. As per the complaint, the excise officers wanted to frame them in a cannabis (ganja) possession case over vested interests. As per the case filed by the excise on June 15, 1 kg ganja was found from the engineers' residential quarters. As allegations of a cooked-up case soon emerged, an Additional Commissioner (Enforcement) of the Excise Department had probed the issue. However, the probe report was allegedly dumped by the higher-ups in the department. The state Minister for Excise has refuted this claim.
Dried cannabis

The doctors said that overdosing on cannabis can cause severe health problems. It may even cause heart attacks in those who are already ill. One of the relatives who had doubts about the leftover leaves in the container informed the police. The culprit, meanwhile, confessed that he had done it as a prank and didn't know the ill effects of it.

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