Skip to comments.Donít Harsh Our Mellow, Dude (Maureen Dowd's bad marijuana trip Colorado)
Posted on 06/05/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT by dennisw
The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent,
Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop.
What could go wrong with a bite or two?
Everything, as it turned out.
Not at first. 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. Continue reading the main story Related in Opinion
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But then 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 couldnt 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 didnt answer, hed 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.
It took all night before it began to wear off, distressingly slowly.
As Jack Healy reported in The Times on Sunday, Colorado hospital officials are treating growing numbers of children and adults sickened by potent doses of edible marijuana and neighboring states are seeing more stoned drivers.
Must have been an Everclear brownie. Serves ten.
More and more stories like this are coming to light. I was laughed at when I shared my negative experiences about this (during my college days). I was told I had a bad “laced” sample, but it was the same as my cousin had, and he didn’t complain.
Face it, it is a drug and it doesn’t affect all people the same. It scared the crap out of me, I never tried another drug. Thank you Jesus.
Does NYT have an employee drug policy?
I had a very similar experience. My best friend sat with me for hours as I had the worst experience ever.
I don’t see the problem here. The state voted to legalize it. Let people who choose to use it handle the consequences.
Reality is for people who can’t handle dope, Maureen.
I dont see the problem here.
Agreed. If she drank a bottle of chardonnay, got drunk and passed out in her hotel room and woke up with a wicked hangover, it would be a non story.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Paranoia? Hallucinations of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp? And of the late Christopher Hitchens (you know, Maureen’s best pal until he became “Chris the Snitch”)stopping by her hotel room?
Don’t drink too much so you can’t function. Don’t eat too much pot candy that you can’t function. Why is this a story...?
Yes. If you're on the clock, you must be stoned. You're allowed to be sober if you're on vacation, on your own time.
Therein lies the rub. Usually the rest of us become unwilling involved b/c they cant handle the consequences or risk. Its an incredibly childish mind set, all about me and my fun...
NOTE TO SELF: When in Colorado, selling 30 round AK an AR magazines out of the trunk of your car, DO NOT eat the local produce. Bring your own from out of state!
“Does NYT have an employee drug policy?”
I think the answer is yes. They apparently paid for Miss Dowd to go to Colorado and get stoned. That would be their employee drug policy. Put it on your expense account. (Assuming that is what happened.)
That’s their problem. Let them rot unless they trample on someone else’s rights, and only then should anyone step in.
How can you claim to be an authority on anything at that advanced age if you don’t know eating pot is different than smoking it?
She forgot to pound a 40 ounce malt before and after eating the bar.
Its one thing to impose dereliction of your responsibilities/risks on others vs them willing taking that burden on ie charity vs govt coercion via ‘law’/rulings. It seems the dope heads are all for having their fun and letting others clean up the mess. This is why Ive yet to hear a plausible argument in favor of legalizing drugs. They try it from time to time here but never succeed and usually wind up sounding like children in the process. Now that they’re getting some real traction it looks like its going to be the predicted train wreck. Who knew...