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Cambridge’s Hong Kong in Hot Water Over ‘Drugged-up’ Gummy Bears

Distribution among employees led to a medical incident

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Cambridge’s license commission could levy penalties on a longstanding Harvard Square restaurant because an employee required medical attention after reportedly eating marijuana-laced gummy bears another employee provided, according to Wicked Local Cambridge.

Early in October, a manager at Hong Kong (1238 Massachusetts Ave.) apparently procured the laced gummy bears from the doorman and gave two to a female employee, who reacted to the bears.

"She was freaking out and talking nonsense," Cambridge Police officer Matthew Grassi told the licensing commission. "She might have been given what they refer to as drugged-up gummy bears."

The employee was taken to the hospital, and the manager who provided her the gummy bears was arrested and charged with distribution, Wicked Local reported.

The license commission is considering punishments for Hong Kong’s owner, Paul Lee, for permitting the exchange in his restaurant. Lee apparently fired the manager, but the commission said further action might be required to prevent another such incident. It will vote on the matter in another meeting on December 7.

Harvard Square Restaurant Faces Punishment Following Marijuana Gummy Bear Incident [WL]

The Hong Kong (Cambridge)

1236 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 864-5311 Visit Website

The Hong Kong (Boston)

65 Chatham St, Boston, MA 02109 (617) 227-2226 Visit Website