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State pot regulatorsí caution slows arrival of edibles [WA]
The Seattle Times ^ | 9/6/2014 | Evan Bush

Posted on 09/06/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT by steve86

Pot-infused edibles are trickling onto shelves at marijuana stores, and more products are coming, despite a shortage of legal pot and new last-minute state regulations. Entrepreneurs have bemoaned the slow pace, but regulators are being cautious about public health.

Statewide pot-supply shortages slowed edibles’ arrival, but manufacturers also were stifled, and frustrated, by emergency regulations from the state Liquor Control Board (LCB), which has taken a cautious approach to opening the marketplace.

So far, the LCB has given its blessing to products — including chocolate bars, sodas and energy shots — from three new businesses.

Nine more kitchens have been approved by the Washington Department of Agriculture, but the LCB hasn’t yet signed off on their products.

Although eager entrepreneurs have bemoaned the LCB’s pace, Washington has benefited from watching Colorado deal with unexpected concerns and high demand for edibles. It also avoided national scrutiny after media seized on cautionary tales about edibles. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd visited Colorado, ate marijuana candy, and wrote that it left her in an eight-hour “hallucinatory state” in which she was “panting and paranoid.”

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cannabis; danger2society; edibles; marijuana; muchies; paranoid; pot; potheads
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1 posted on 09/06/2014 9:20:42 PM PDT by steve86
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To: steve86

“Maureen Dowd, panting and paranoid”. I need a brain bleaching.


2 posted on 09/06/2014 9:26:45 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: steve86

I do not support marijuana use.

That said:

1. Pot is not liquor.

2. The only reasonable regulation of anything is accuracy in labeling and purity of product. In other words, it is what it says it is.


3 posted on 09/06/2014 9:30:00 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: tumblindice
“Maureen Dowd, panting and paranoid”

I believe that when one is in their upper seventies, it affects one differently.

4 posted on 09/06/2014 9:31:53 PM PDT by Octar
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To: Octar

Just reading this gives me the “Munchies”.


5 posted on 09/06/2014 9:36:34 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: tumblindice

She has s weak brain


6 posted on 09/06/2014 9:39:26 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Ray76
I don't support weed at all...I don't wish to see people in jail for having a small amt but that would be decrimanlization, not legalizaion...

and now I have to worry that some idiot will bring weed browniew to work or a party, or it'll get served to my grandchildren or even adult children...

nice going you petulant demanding little minded voters who thought this was just a great idea....

7 posted on 09/06/2014 9:42:08 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Cementjungle

I hope she kept her clothes on.


8 posted on 09/06/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: cherry

I think people should be able to ingest whatever they want, and bear the consequences.

This does not mean I - or anyone - has to pay someone else’s way because they can’t get out of bed and get a job.

Nor does it mean that someone who sneaks an intoxicant into my food or beverage hasn’t committed a crime.

You do your thing, I’ll do mine. Don’t expect me to subsidize you.

(you is not you personally, cherry)


9 posted on 09/06/2014 9:53:06 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: cherry
and now I have to worry that some idiot will bring weed browniew to work or a party, or it'll get served to my grandchildren or even adult children...

Couldn't they have done that before? The sales volume of legal cannabis products in WA is a tiny blip compared to black market.

10 posted on 09/06/2014 10:09:41 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

Energy shots?
With weed in it?
I’m confused.


11 posted on 09/06/2014 11:16:04 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lil Flower
It'll give you the strength to get your next bong hit loaded.Sarc
12 posted on 09/07/2014 12:07:31 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Octar

I’m 38 and have smoked it in the past. I no longer care for it because it only made me manic (I have bipolar disorder) and it warped my mind too much.

I also have asthma and damned near coughed to death. It was scary because I could not catch my breath. I took a really big hit by accident so I was pretty far gone. The more you cough the higher you get.

At any rate, that woman was profoundly stupid for eating a cookie that was made with pot. From what I understand it can be similar to dropping acid because of the major psychedelic effect. No way in hell should someone eat a cookie if they’re unfamiliar with pot.


13 posted on 09/07/2014 12:42:52 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (TOUCH MY SODA AND THERE'LL BE HELL TO PAY!!)
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To: steve86

I was in Denver last week and ventured into a pot shop and talked a bit with the locals. The shop was very professional, clean, and I saw mainly older, upper class clients coming in. It was very orderly, checking ID and explaining the rules and purchase limits for out of towners. Very little has changed beyond smelling it being smoked in the bars and the locals had no negative responses. People weren’t just walking around stoned and going all reefer maddness, nor was anyone trying to get children high.

There were some people outside my hotel smoking so I joined and talked for an hour or two. They were much more calm, reserved, and collected compared to the drunks at the hotel bar. The drinkers were an embarrassing mess and far more wasted than the folks smoking high grade hash.


14 posted on 09/07/2014 2:18:17 AM PDT by drunknsage
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There were some people outside my hotel smoking so I joined and talked for an hour or two. They were much more calm, reserved, and collected compared to the drunks at the hotel bar. The drinkers were an embarrassing mess and far more wasted than the folks smoking high grade hash.

The neighborhood kids here (Virginia) will love your heartwarming anecdote. While the old men stumble around after splitting a 24 pack they go somewhere quiet and smoke. Doesn't just slowly destroy their brain, but destroys society. People who sell drugs are scumbags, whether or not the drugs are "legal".

15 posted on 09/07/2014 5:58:35 AM PDT by palmer (This comment is not approved or cleared by FDA)
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To: steve86
Maureen Dowd visited Colorado, ate marijuana candy, and wrote that it left her in an eight-hour “hallucinatory state” in which she was “panting and paranoid.”

Based on her articles I thought that was her natural state?

16 posted on 09/07/2014 6:15:25 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: tumblindice

LOLOL


17 posted on 09/07/2014 6:17:13 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: steve86
The sales volume of legal cannabis products in WA is a tiny blip compared to black market.

That is changing as legal sets in, as will enforcement of "illegal." In addition, many more will now use because the stigma of "illegal" being removed. More stupid and zoned-out users/drivers etc. will be prevalent in WA state and Colorado.

18 posted on 09/07/2014 6:21:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom
many more will now use because the stigma of "illegal" being removed

Unsubstantiated claim.

Actually, around my area in WA, the prevailing observation is that those who already use are continuing to use, those who don't aren't, and a few old fogies are getting back into it. The shop is seeing next to no customers who have never used before.

19 posted on 09/07/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

You left out younger kids who will now use because of availability, and “acceptability” with a law that legalizes it. Unsubstantiated, yes, but we will see...


20 posted on 09/07/2014 6:47:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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