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Canadian 8-Year-Old Wins $200 Worth of Cannabis Products at Hockey Tournament

Fox News — A grandfather in Canada says he was outraged after finding out what his 8-year-old grandson had won in a raffle at a youth hockey tournament: about $200 worth of marijuana products.

“Each team is usually responsible for putting a gift basket or prize package together with a minimum value of $50,” Redl told the station. “And then what they do is they have a big setup and they have a paper bag taped in front of each of these prizes.” 

The prizes, Redl said, are usually geared towards children. Redl’s grandson had put in his tickets in a particular bag. His family was later notified that he had won “$200 worth of pot,” Red said. 

A picture taken the child’s father shows various cannabis paraphernalia, including edibles, a lighter and a smoking apparatus.

Nothing like heading to the local hockey tournament raffle thinking you might end up with a new stick or some cool new gloves and leaving with a basket full of edibles. I can only imagine the joy on this kid's face when he used his raffle tickets to win a box full of chocolate and a cool vase, only to find out he had been dealt drugs.

The question I'd like to ask is how common are drug baskets at Canadian youth hockey tournaments? It seems to not be too much of an anomaly to me if 8-year-olds are just able to walk around with raffle tickets and make a strong offer for this cannabis.

The child's grandfather obviously did not allow him to have any of it, but this is one of those situations where if the kid was able to clear whatever hurdles necessary to obtain these raffle tickets, place the winning bid on this prize and then actually receive it all without somebody stopping him, he deserves to keep it. Let my man get a little taste.

This kid is going places in life, though. Many things in life can be solved by simply acting like you're supposed to be there, and that is very clearly a skill he has mastered. He's going to get a job for which he is likely underqualified and have a great life because he can just finesse his way through.

He lost this battle, but he'll win the war.