Brownie from Perth cafe Bada Bing with branded coffee cup behind

The owner of Perth café Bada Bing has plead not guilty to serving a family a brownie containing marijuana.

After eating the brownie at Bada Bing café in Woodlands earlier this year, the children reportedly began to hallucinate and were taken to hospital where they tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The mother also tested positive for THC after she began to experience symptoms when she arrived at the hospital.

Following the allegations, Nathan Sharp was charged by the City of Stirling with two offences under the Food Act 2008 for selling unsuitable food and could face penalties of $40,000 (individual) and $200,00 (body corporate).

Sharp appeared in Perth Magistrates Court on 19 July, where he plead not guilty and said he would “let the system take it’s course”.

“I would just like to say thank you to the local community for their time over the last couple of weeks and their ongoing support,” he told reporters outside the court.

“We look forward to defending these charges in due course.”

The cafe owner also said business was “good”.

Sharp will now appear in court in September for a trial allocation hearing.

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