LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A southern New Mexico woman is facing charges after authorities say she gave her 13-year-old daughter marijuana candy.
The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that Sylvia Rubio was arrested following an investigation that began in November.
According to a criminal complaint, Rubio’s daughter took chocolates containing marijuana to school but was confronted by the school principal.
Rubio told detectives a homeopathic doctor suggested she give her daughter edible medical marijuana to ease her anxiety.
A drug test on the girl child found the psychoactive constituent of cannabis in her system.
Rubio is charged with child abuse and of distribution of marijuana to a minor.
It was not known if she had an attorney.