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Hair salon slapped with lawsuit after feeding elderly female customer marijuana cookies

By Mason White 1:06 PM August 21, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman said that she inadvertently ate marijuana cookies while getting her hair done at a hair salon, according to court documents filed in California.

72-year-old Jo Ann Nickerson, sued Blush Salon, which is located at 22539 Ventura Boulevard in San Fernando Valley, claiming that she ate marijuana cookies that were on a tray left out for guests.

She is suing for negligence, strict product liability and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Nickerson said that she developed a severe reaction, including hallucinations, rapid heartbeat, confusion, disorientation, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, tingling, headache and nausea about an hour after eating the cookies.

She was unable to speak and felt completely incapacitated. The old woman thought that she was having a heart attack and was hospitalized.

A blood test found THC, a chemical responsible for the psychological effects of marijuana, in her system.