Are we really doing this now? Mocking people who have bad trips because of irresponsible labeling?
No, we're mocking people that are full of shit.
Read Maureen Dowd's bullshit in her article where she begins with, "What could go wrong with a bite or two? Everything, as it turned out."
She didn't engage in a bite or two. She ignored the warnings of her guide and consumed more than she should have. People overdose on the drug alcohol and DIE every day. Where's the overdose warnings on bottles of alcohol?
As said here:
''...it is a reminder of how relatively safe marijuana is. Even when you consume way more than you should, the worst that normally happens is an unpleasant evening in bed. By comparison, if you consume way too much alcohol you die."
Dowd also went on in her piece to reference edibles and reefer madness murder in Colorado.
Maureen Dowd very conveniently omitted the fact that the Colorado murderer in question was abusing prescription drugs and his wife even said it on the 911 call just before she was murdered by him. Somehow idiots with an agenda keep leaving out that little tidbit.
Dowd is a laughable buffoon. If anyone needs to apologize, it's her for spewing such misleading, half-baked, sensationalist, fear-mongering drivel to a national audience that's still struggling for decriminalization amidst a destructive drug war.
Edibles are not the same as smoke. It's really easy to get a horrifyingly bad trip
Yes, especially after Colorado decriminalized it and people have ramped up their agenda against marijuana. Suddenly reefer madness abounds because people surely didn't consume marijuana before the recreational laws were put into place here.
Oh, noes... Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella
I have no idea how we all survived Starfest 2014 in CO which had profuse amounts of marijuana all over the place within the hotel the event was held.
It's amazing that out of all the scores of people there no one had a psychotic break, committed suicide, murder, mayhem and other dire consequences of reefer madness. How did we all possibility survive all intact?
It's a miracle.
I recently had to talk a dear friend down from suicide after a smaller dose of legal Seattle chocolate
Have you considered that she is genetically predisposed to have some sort of mental illness that cannabis in edible form could exacerbate?
Should we label peanut butter to warn against peanut allergies for those rare people that are predisposed? I mean this as a serious question.
Do you think peanut butter should come with warnings?
HINT: People die every year from anaphylaxis. The only warnings I've seen is in products that may contain trace amounts of nuts that people with allergies wouldn't perhaps expect to find the nuts in. We as a society don't label for anything and everything unless fear-mongering and agendas are at play.
I'm still in favor of legalization, and so is the friend I mentioned, but I'm favor of responsible legalization, responsible labeling and responsible manufacturing
I'm for some of that as well (in reason) minus the irresponsible hyperventilating and overblown fearmongering that seems to go along with it from some of you. I'd also like to see multiple, comprehensive, independent, unbiased, scientific studies on edibles to find out what the risks are for the majority of people who are not genetically predisposed to have some sort of mental illness.
But, I have to ask you something. Why aren't you and Maureen Dowd also up in arms about the vastly more dangerous drug alcohol? Where are those labels on that drug warning of the all the dangers of consuming it? You know, the very real dangers that affects nearly everyone who does?