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(Denver Post)   Obvious: children like brownies and gummy bears. Bad: In Colorado, many of those are filled with THC, increasing the number of children in the ER for pot poisoning since 2009 by infinity   (denverpost.com) divider line 209
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2013-04-01 07:36:39 PM
I think I may have the genetics researchers need to solve this problem - I have never been poisoned by an pot overdose.
 
2013-04-01 07:38:58 PM
um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?
 
2013-04-01 07:43:19 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?


i240.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-01 07:46:20 PM
The kids will get over it.They won't die. Some freaked out parent (I wonder why) gets all up in arms about their little snowflake and everyone else has to pay the price.
 
2013-04-01 07:52:22 PM

OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die. Some freaked out parent (I wonder why) gets all up in arms about their little snowflake and everyone else has to pay the price.


i'm sure the authoritarians are just looking for an excuse to drum up some bad press.  the mainstream media will of course dutifully report on this incident and be appropriately grim about it, and the Feds will claim that cannabis poisoning has killed thousands of innocent kids.  None of which is even remotely true, and most people will simply ignore all the gloom and doom over this...but the news cycle has to be followed and permitted to run it's course.
 
2013-04-01 07:57:06 PM

Weaver95: OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die. Some freaked out parent (I wonder why) gets all up in arms about their little snowflake and everyone else has to pay the price.

i'm sure the authoritarians are just looking for an excuse to drum up some bad press.  the mainstream media will of course dutifully report on this incident and be appropriately grim about it, and the Feds will claim that cannabis poisoning has killed thousands of innocent kids.  None of which is even remotely true, and most people will simply ignore all the gloom and doom over this...but the news cycle has to be followed and permitted to run it's course.


Damn liberal media.
 
2013-04-01 08:12:13 PM
And yet, if the same kid accidentally took a swig of Mommy's rum & Coke, no one would bat an eyelash.
 
2013-04-01 08:13:57 PM

CraicBaby: And yet, if the same kid accidentally took a swig of Mommy's rum & Coke, no one would bat an eyelash.


well, I think the Mormons would but nobody ELSE would care.
 
2013-04-01 09:05:14 PM
FTFA: "There are serious medical consequences for small children, though, even while marijuana advocates say an adult "overdose" of pot is nearly impossible."

Hey Denver Post: Isn't this where the information about WTF are the "serious consequences" might go? Or is it all BS?

Also, Denver Post and similar rags: Screwing up the simple cut-and-post by adding a paragraph of crap to it and cutting the quote in half seems unlikely to boost your circulation or ad revenue. Settle down, will you?
 
2013-04-01 09:08:14 PM
Oh, god. Pot brownies: Never Again. But THC is hardly deadly--you can't "overdose" on it in the clinical sense. Its effects during crazy large doses cause suffering, absolutely.
 
2013-04-01 09:08:56 PM
We must immediately criminalize breast milk for "pot poisoning" babies, since it contains naturally-occurring THC. Similarly, we must arrest those babies for being pot addicts since they all have THC receptors in their brains.
 
2013-04-01 09:09:09 PM
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2013-04-01 09:10:11 PM
Too lazy to find the link of that cop who stole that pot from someone instead of ticketing him and he and his wife baked up some extra strong brownies and called 911 to report that they were tripping real bad man.


/Won't someone think of the children!!!!
//Don't worry mamm, the catholic priest is on his way.
///Oh, never mind then.
 
2013-04-01 09:10:42 PM
I could see a kid getting into the pot brownies and sitting down to watch hours of Adventure Time.

/Early college prep
 
2013-04-01 09:13:11 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?


I can imagine seeing your kids stoned out of their gourd and not being able to figure out what was wrong with them as a possible issue.

Still, I've never heard of anyone being poisoned from a pot brownie or gummy bear.
 
2013-04-01 09:14:32 PM
"When children get admitted to the ICU, that's serious," Kosnett said. Symptoms may appear similar to meningitis, for example."

Wait, so a child was admitted to the ICU because of a pot overdose? Or because of being misdiagnosed with meningitis? You'd think this would be an important fact to include.

TFA sucks.
 
2013-04-01 09:15:15 PM
Pot is no more harmful to kids than grain alcohol.
 
2013-04-01 09:15:20 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?


The point is over your head so far that even....ah fuggit.
 
2013-04-01 09:16:02 PM
Look... just roll with the child-proofing measure if you care at all about keeping your new found privilege, Colorado.  Enough of these ''accidents'' and you will lose all the progress you made when all the helicopter moms throw a shiat fit.  Don't give them more reasons to cry.

/besides, it's probably just a good idea anyway.
 
2013-04-01 09:16:04 PM

wildcardjack: I could see a kid getting into the pot brownies and sitting down to watch hours of Adventure Time.

/Early college prep


The quietest kids time ever.
 
2013-04-01 09:16:06 PM
FTA: In the following two years, when medical marijuana became legal in Colorado and federal officials backed off prosecution, it had 14.

Colorado has about 5 million children. Apparently having priorities isn't a priority in Colorado.
 
2013-04-01 09:16:38 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?


This. This is all just a bunch of squares trying to harsh our mellow. Pot cures cancer, no one Big Farma has it outlawed.
 
2013-04-01 09:20:57 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pot is no more harmful to kids than grain alcohol.


0/10
You can do better than this.

/it's a true statement, though
 
2013-04-01 09:22:05 PM
Stupid farking press, this would be the same thing if a child got into the "medicine cabinet" of mom and dad. The only difference would be that the child eating a crap ton of marijuana wouldn't die nor would they have any short or long term consequences. If it were alcohol, they might die quickly if enough of the booze was consumed. So farking stupid that this is even an argument or debate anymore. Legalize, find ways to control improper use (driving, etc.) and stop listening to politicians or people that think it is PCP because they watched the video from the earlier 20th century that showed people going crazy on it as a PSA.

Farking tired of this shiat. Open your mind, severe the umbilical cord to mob reaction and realize this will not impact you at all. Stop being farking stupid and ignorant.
 
2013-04-01 09:23:32 PM
My secretary, Cheryl Tunt, calls them groovy bears.
 
2013-04-01 09:24:08 PM

untaken_name: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Pot is no more harmful to kids than grain alcohol.

0/10
You can do better than this.

/it's a true statement, though


Honestly, it's impossible to out-troll the potheads. Their honest-to-god opinions on weed are far more derpy than anything I could come up with.

/pro-legalization
//still realize that pot is a psychoactive substance with unpredictable and potentially dangerous consequences for some users
 
2013-04-01 09:24:22 PM

Weaver95: OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die. Some freaked out parent (I wonder why) gets all up in arms about their little snowflake and everyone else has to pay the price.

i'm sure the authoritarians are just looking for an excuse to drum up some bad press.  the mainstream media will of course dutifully report on this incident and be appropriately grim about it, and the Feds will claim that cannabis poisoning has killed thousands of innocent kids.  None of which is even remotely true, and most people will simply ignore all the gloom and doom over this...but the news cycle has to be followed and permitted to run it's course.


i'm sure the authoritarians are just looking for an excuse to drum up some bad press. the mainstream media will of course dutifully report on this incident and be appropriately grim about it, and the Feds will claim that automatic firearms have killed thousands of innocent kids. None of which is even remotely true, and most people will simply ignore all the gloom and doom over this...but the news cycle has to be followed and permitted to run it's course.
 
2013-04-01 09:25:39 PM
Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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2013-04-01 09:26:41 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?


Try drinking 8 gallons of water in the next hour and get back to me.
 
2013-04-01 09:26:54 PM

Weaver95: um...how can you be 'poisoned' by something that isn't poisonous....?




i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-01 09:28:13 PM
So instead of teaching your children not to eat candy that doesn't belong to them (or take things that don't belong to them in general) let's go ahead and punish everybody else.
 
2013-04-01 09:28:17 PM
Are we celebrating Halloween twice a year, now?
 
2013-04-01 09:28:37 PM
Make fun of "pot poisoning" all you want, I wouldn't treat this sort of thing any less seriously that someone who let their kid get drunk. All we need is one cute little kid to die of some complications even tangentially related to eating a pan-ful of pot brownies and this little legalization movement we've got going will likely take a surprisingly sharp turn for the f*cked.

That stuff is not for kids, people.
 
2013-04-01 09:28:55 PM
"All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous." - Paracelsus (1493-1541)
 
2013-04-01 09:29:12 PM

This About That: FTFA: "There are serious medical consequences for small children, though, even while marijuana advocates say an adult "overdose" of pot is nearly impossible."

Hey Denver Post: Isn't this where the information about WTF are the "serious consequences" might go? Or is it all BS?

Also, Denver Post and similar rags: Screwing up the simple cut-and-post by adding a paragraph of crap to it and cutting the quote in half seems unlikely to boost your circulation or ad revenue. Settle down, will you?


FTA: The cases studied at Children's included decreased levels of consciousness and breathing trouble. Children can also vomit from ingesting too much of a strong substance and aspirate the vomit.

Translation: Little Timmy won't stop staring at his hand and waving it around, he coughed a few times, and then he threw up his breakfast after eating that evil brownie out of his babbysitter's purse! He could have choked to death and died!
 
2013-04-01 09:29:36 PM

untaken_name: We must immediately criminalize breast milk for "pot poisoning" babies, since it contains naturally-occurring THC. Similarly, we must arrest those babies for being pot addicts since they all have THC receptors in their brains.


um no
Mammals, including humans, produce endocannabinoids, which are THC-like compounds. These THC-like compounds include anandamide and 2-AG.

THC like=/=THC thank you for playing.

OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die.


The cases studied at Children's included decreased levels of consciousness and breathing trouble. Children can also vomit from ingesting too much of a strong substance and aspirate the vomit.

because difficulty breathing isn't life threatening.
 
2013-04-01 09:31:19 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: //still realize that pot is a psychoactive substance with unpredictable and potentially dangerous consequences for some users


It's potentially dangerous in the same way that water is. Anything can be misused, but people have fatally overdosed on water...still waiting for the first fatal pot overdose. Now, scary, that I can believe. I've seen some people freak the fark out when consuming too much "special" food. But they weren't harmed. The huge mass of brownie probably did more damage to them than the THC did. I'm all for keeping kids away from pot, because it's really scary when your kids are acting weird, but it's not going to cause any physical harm to them. Again, there is THC in breast milk. People give babies formula with HFCS in it and don't give a crap. Sugar's a lot worse, long-term, than THC. No one's up in arms about that because it doesn't <i>visibly</i> affect the kid like THC does. But by all means, let's worry about the tiny, tiny percentage of kids who ingest THC and forget about the giant population of babies sucking down sugar in their formula. It's an example of misaligned priorities.
 
2013-04-01 09:32:48 PM
FOURTEEN? 2 YEARS? OH MY GODDDDD
 
2013-04-01 09:33:23 PM

A Shambling Mound: Make fun of "pot poisoning" all you want, I wouldn't treat this sort of thing any less seriously that someone who let their kid get drunk. All we need is one cute little kid to die of some complications even tangentially related to eating a pan-ful of pot brownies and this little legalization movement we've got going will likely take a surprisingly sharp turn for the f*cked.

That stuff is not for kids, people.


My stepdad tried to scare me with a story about a kid who took one hit and had an allergic reaction. I blew him off when he couldn't respond after I made the same point about any drug they give you in a hospital, or a prescription drug you take at home.

/nothing wrong with respecting it, but kids won't take you seriously if you over-hype it either
 
2013-04-01 09:33:45 PM

Lucky LaRue: I think I may have the genetics researchers need to solve this problem - I have never been poisoned by an pot overdose.


I died from a pot overdose once...
 
2013-04-01 09:34:00 PM

BlaqueKatt: untaken_name: We must immediately criminalize breast milk for "pot poisoning" babies, since it contains naturally-occurring THC. Similarly, we must arrest those babies for being pot addicts since they all have THC receptors in their brains.

um no
Mammals, including humans, produce endocannabinoids, which are THC-like compounds. These THC-like compounds include anandamide and 2-AG.

THC like=/=THC thank you for playing.

OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die.

The cases studied at Children's included decreased levels of consciousness and breathing trouble. Children can also vomit from ingesting too much of a strong substance and aspirate the vomit.

because difficulty breathing isn't life threatening.


Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, man. Spin it how you want, if it weren't for those receptors you'd never learn how to eat.
 
2013-04-01 09:37:30 PM
Why won't subby think of all of the children on chemo and with glaucoma?

/if you want to get high, you gotta break a few eggs
 
2013-04-01 09:38:33 PM
You can be poisoned by water. Just get too much of a good thing and it will kill you.
 
2013-04-01 09:42:32 PM
"Medical" marijuana users aren't responsible parents.

Surprise, surprise.
 
2013-04-01 09:42:33 PM

untaken_name: BlaqueKatt: untaken_name: We must immediately criminalize breast milk for "pot poisoning" babies, since it contains naturally-occurring THC. Similarly, we must arrest those babies for being pot addicts since they all have THC receptors in their brains.

um no
Mammals, including humans, produce endocannabinoids, which are THC-like compounds. These THC-like compounds include anandamide and 2-AG.

THC like=/=THC thank you for playing.

OregonVet: The kids will get over it.They won't die.

The cases studied at Children's included decreased levels of consciousness and breathing trouble. Children can also vomit from ingesting too much of a strong substance and aspirate the vomit.

because difficulty breathing isn't life threatening.

Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, man. Spin it how you want, if it weren't for those receptors you'd never learn how to eat.


Morphine is similar to dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical in the brain.  And from your reasoning, since it's naturally occurring, its synthetic counterpart cannot cause ill effect in any external dose.

So I urge you to prove him wrong by "overdosing" on morphine and show just how unharmed you are afterwards!
 
2013-04-01 09:43:14 PM

untaken_name: We must immediately criminalize breast milk for "pot poisoning" babies, since it contains naturally-occurring THC. Similarly, we must arrest those babies for being pot addicts since they all have THC receptors in their brains.


Huh, I did not know of this. This gives me new-found respect for adult lactation fetishists. Well, not really respect, but I kinda find them less creepy than before.
 
2013-04-01 09:43:28 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: You can be poisoned by water. Just get too much of a good thing and it will kill you.


I'm pretty sure the worst we have to worry about here is the poison pen.
 
2013-04-01 09:46:28 PM
Every single incident like this with weed should be looked at as if it had happened with booze.  See how that works?  It's the same thing.

I once had to go to the emergency room for drinking cough syrup(booze) when I was a little kid.  Nobody used that as an example of why booze should be outlawed.

Some kids got into the booze?  Punish the adults who gave it to them, and tell the kids they have to wait until they are older.

"Gateway drug"?  If that concept is real, booze is the first gateway. Who wants to outlaw booze? Nobody.
 
2013-04-01 09:49:49 PM
Pot poisoning?

What's the LD50 for THC again?

Jeez, folks... I'm not a fan of legalization (am of decrimininlization) but POT POISONING?
I still think my molecular biologist friend and I had the best idea. Make algae that produced Delta-9 THC, call it "splalge." It'd be difficult to control if anyone could make a grow-operation in a fishtank, and the plecostomi woud be even more placid (if that were possible.)
 
2013-04-01 09:50:02 PM

rbuzby: Every single incident like this with weed should be looked at as if it had happened with booze.  See how that works?  It's the same thing. Booze is significantly more dangerous, both in terms of long-term medical impact and immediate danger from impairment.

I once had to go to the emergency room for drinking cough syrup(booze) when I was a little kid.  Nobody used that as an example of why booze should be outlawed.

Some kids got into the booze?  Punish the adults who gave it to them, and tell the kids they have to wait until they are older.

"Gateway drug"?  If that concept is real, booze is the first gateway. Who wants to outlaw booze? Nobody.


FTFY.
 
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