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Marijuana Policy Project Sends Christmas Card To New York Times Reporter

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(via salon.com)

This last year New York Times reporter Maureen Dowd became the butt of many jokes when she made it obvious in an article for the New York Times that she couldn’t handle marijuana. As part of her article, she figured she would try some marijuana in the form of a candy bar. Most marijuana consumers would get a decent buzz, have a good time, and call it a night after eating a marijuana candy bar. However, Ms. Dowd was a rookie, and after eating a couple of bites, the was so high she felt the need to post the following in her article:

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 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.

Since her article, Maureen Dowd has received a lot of advice about consuming cannabis and cannabis products responsibly. She even received a Christmas card from the marijuana policy project, as seen below via the Marijuana Policy Project:

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Merry Christmas Maureen!


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  1. Lol yeah that was classic…a complete novice though needs to be cut a little slack. To roast her publically just doesn’t seem to be in keeping with the “culture”.

  2. The problem with establishment puppets like Dowd is when they make a stink it is usually on the side of repressive policies. After she wrote about her cannabutter meltdown there was serious talk about making edibles prohibited for adults. Edibles are one of the best things about Colorado.

  3. “Unfair” has been the real issue in weed arrests, media coverage, and laws pertaining to such plant matter. Anyone with some common sense would have checked into edibles and the possible scary shit that can occur. Remember the cop that thought him and his wife were dying after consuming loaded brownies? lol

  4. The problem with establishment puppets like Dowd is that when they make a stink it always seems to be on the side of repressive policies. As a result of her cannabutter meltdown there have been attempts to prohibit the sale of edibles to adults. Edibles are one of the best things you can get in Colorado and Dowd is doing her refer madness jig for the benefit of corporate interests that would like to suppress cannabis.

  5. I would assert, after just such an event myself, that most normal users would have the same result from the amount she ate which from what I read at the time was more than just a few bites. Saying she couldn’t handle it is a bit unfair I believe.

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