Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room.
Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column:
"I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the room-service waiter knocked and I didn't answer, he'd call the police and have me arrested for being unable to handle my candy."
"I strained to remember where I was or even what I was wearing, touching my green corduroy jeans and staring at the exposed-brick wall. As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me."
Dowd pivots to talk about the dangers of pot overdoses and the "darker side of unleashing a drug as potent as marijuana on a horde of tourists of all ages and tolerance levels seeking a mellow buzz".
She says there are current efforts in the Colorado legislature to regulate the potency and consistency of marijuana products, as well as to ensure that packaging of pot-laced candy and cookies can't be accidentally eaten by children.
Dowd follows in the footsteps of fellow Times columnist David Brooks, who wrote in January about how he used to have fun smoking pot as a teenager, but he grew tired of hanging out with stoners. He then took a position against marijuana legalisation.
Brooks was mercilessly mocked for that column - and Dowd is getting a similar reception...
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I’m freakin’ out, man!
Ironically (to me at least) the DEA does seem like the least untrustworthy agency these days.
How could an extreme Left Winger like her - with her textbook mindsets of “I’m Left Wing,ergo,I’m smarter and hipper about everything ,and anyone who is Right Wing is a total square,isn’t smart about a single thing” - be so ignorant about pot, even in the form of a chocolate bar?
...wouldnt it be more similar to hashish?
You are already beyond my knowledge base. ;)
You’re right! It’s her.
I love these Maureen Dowd threads!
I love them for the articles. :^)
LOL! What a n00b.
Eat pot at your own risk, Mary, darling.
Maybe you shoulda researched it first before you put it in your stomach.
She didn’t just put it in her stomach, she put it in her head.
Full NY Times article here:
“What could go wrong with a bite or two?... For an hour, I felt nothing. I figured Id order dinner from room service and return to my more mundane drugs of choice, chardonnay and mediocre-movies-on-demand.”
Doesn’t sound like she ate the whole thing in one sitting.
And for what it’s worth, tobacco cannot be flavored (except menthol) or advertised with “cartoon characters” because that becomes tempting for “kids”. Even some alcohol beverages that might appeal to “yutes” are being taken off the market.
Isn’t it a federal crime to cross a state border with the intention of committing a federal crime?
And isn’t Marijuana still a prohibited substance by Federal Law and several treaties?
To quote one of her detractors in the article Modo “went all cookie monster” and ate a good portion of a bar meant to be cut into 16 peices. A more apt comparison would be the state induced by chugging a fifth of vodka.
What, you think it was only 6 hours?
This is hilarious. Liberal pro-pot elitist actually experiences the reality of dope rather than the propaganda.
AHHHHHH!Opium dipped hash.A blast from the past!
But, but it was legalized because it is supposed to oh so very healthy and good for you!
Her brownies must have been made from “recreational” marijuana, not “medical” marijuana. /sarc
I Only Frequent Mo Dowd Threads To See Catherine Zeta Jones Pics
Too bad her trip didn’t include armies of CZJ’s.
LOL, the first 10 minutes of Super Troopers may be the funniest scenes of all times. The latter 1 hr. 15 min. not as much.
I know a young woman who "played" with marihuana since she was 15. As an incipient middle ager, this poor woman now wallows in the misery of her self imposed list of 24 mental and physical afflictions (she loves to play with and add to her list,) and has no goal in life other than soliciting pity and all manners of help and support. This is her existence 24/7/365, and the need for therapy is not on her radar.
She currently is on a downward spiral, and her current obsession is becoming a mother, assuring the further misery of her probably short life.
Why would anyone start that process deliberately? Or continue it in middle age?
Dunno if you saw this ping. Dowd freaks out in Colorado hotel. Reefer Madness!
Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)
Think slamming a 5th of Jack Danials all at once would make you sick?
Libs shouldn’t have pointy objects either.
Hope yer good George!
How is your new town ?
I was going to say, that that sound a lot like eating a whole gram of Nepalese Temple Ball...
... Or so I’ve heard.
> ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room.
So, how could anyone tell the difference? ;’)
>>So, how could anyone tell the difference? ;)