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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 10:35:56 PM
Anybody got a real vid of a young kid whacked on reefers? I've been knocked on my ass a few times when I was younger from powerhousing some dank, and I ate a big piece of cake once that really did the trick, so I know that stuff works. I could see a parent kind of losing their shiat seeing their 50 pound kid go limp and loopy. I want to know whose stuff it was in each of these "poison" cases. Is there a law or penalty against not locking up your booze and letting kids get sick on it?
 
2013-04-01 10:35:59 PM
Gummy bears? No wonder the kids in the Haribo commercials are so happy all the time!

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2013-04-01 10:37:44 PM

megarian: By infinity?

Show your work. SHOW IT!

/also, I like math porn.


14/0 = infinity

/subby
 
2013-04-01 10:39:16 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.


Possession is indicative of intent.
If we don't act now, none of us will be safe.
 
2013-04-01 10:40:25 PM

Weaver95: 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.


Mormon church confirms its members are allowed to drink coke and Pepsi.. but tea is still banned
 
2013-04-01 10:43:58 PM

Weaver95: 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.


I'd ban it, because I don't like it and don't drink, and it would make me feel powerful to make everyone else's life miserable.
 
2013-04-01 10:44:53 PM

MeanJean: You can put THC in gummi worms?



1. Feed worms weed
2. They turn into gum and die
3. Eat them
 
2013-04-01 10:48:19 PM
King Something: 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.


To be fair, it's the same "liberal media" that has resolutely whipped up hysteria about the possibility of your child dying in a school shooting (AND SO WE NEED TO BAN SCARY LOOKING RIFLES NOW!!!) even though the likelihood of their being victims is approximately equal to the likelihood of their being struck by lightning... from which we can conclude that sensationalism sells, unfortunately.
 
2013-04-01 10:53:22 PM

scalpod: 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.


you DO know that cannabis is actually less toxic than water, right?
 
2013-04-01 10:54:13 PM
Next time you think the US is nasty on drugs consider...

In the Golden Triangle countries of SE Asia, they have big signs right outside the airports explaining in multiple languages how use = life sentence and distribution = automatic death penalty. And yeah, that includes pot. I don't have a reference, but I was informed that there was even a case where someone was able to prove that the drugs in their system were ingested in another country, and they *still* were convicted on a blood test. To life. In an Asian prision.

Mind you, this is SE Asia, and I'm pretty sure the government doesn't want the competition, but still. The US is stupid, but not that nasty.
 
2013-04-01 10:55:02 PM
Pfft.  These kids just need to learn how to handle their shiat.  I've been higher than that.  Smoking multiple times a day for five years probably helped.
 
2013-04-01 10:55:10 PM

Weaver95: scalpod: 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.

you DO know that cannabis is actually less toxic than water, right?


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2013-04-01 10:57:35 PM
still not seeing why this is any sort of major concern....cannabis simply isn't dangerous to the human body.  you literally cannot 'take too much'.  the human body either stores excess THC in fat cells or it eliminates it via normal means.
 
2013-04-01 11:00:13 PM
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2013-04-01 11:00:44 PM

maxheck: Next time you think the US is nasty on drugs consider... In the Golden Triangle countries of SE Asia, they have big signs right outside the airports explaining in multiple languages how use = life sentence and distribution = automatic death penalty. And yeah, that includes pot. I don't have a reference, but I was informed that there was even a case where someone was able to prove that the drugs in their system were ingested in another country, and they *still* were convicted on a blood test. To life. In an Asian prision. Mind you, this is SE Asia, and I'm pretty sure the government doesn't want the competition, but still. The US is stupid, but not that nasty.


Yes, but I'm sure that the explanation for repressive Asian drug laws ultimately lies with Whitey and/or the Western world -- and that some Farker will be along shortly to tell us exactly why.
 
2013-04-01 11:00:46 PM
I tried to commit suicide by overdosing on cannabis, but after the first two hits I felt better.
 
2013-04-01 11:03:00 PM
Weaver95:

still not seeing why this is any sort of major concern....cannabis simply isn't dangerous to the human body. you literally cannot 'take too much'. the human body either stores excess THC in fat cells or it eliminates it via normal means.

To be fair, I've seen people dangerously farked up on hallucinagens. No, they weren't dying of toxins, they were just a danger to themselves and others.


I wouldn't term the "poisoned" from a clinical standpoint...
 
2013-04-01 11:04:58 PM
EvilRacistNaziFascist:

maxheck: Next time you think the US is nasty on drugs consider... In the Golden Triangle countries of SE Asia, they have big signs right outside the airports explaining in multiple languages how use = life sentence and distribution = automatic death penalty. And yeah, that includes pot. I don't have a reference, but I was informed that there was even a case where someone was able to prove that the drugs in their system were ingested in another country, and they *still* were convicted on a blood test. To life. In an Asian prision. Mind you, this is SE Asia, and I'm pretty sure the government doesn't want the competition, but still. The US is stupid, but not that nasty.

Yes, but I'm sure that the explanation for repressive Asian drug laws ultimately lies with Whitey and/or the Western world -- and that some Farker will be along shortly to tell us exactly why.


Well, ok then. Thanks for sharing!
 
2013-04-01 11:06:35 PM

maxheck: To be fair, I've seen people dangerously farked up on hallucinagens. No, they weren't dying of toxins, they were just a danger to themselves and others.


Which hallucinogens were those?
 
2013-04-01 11:14:31 PM

Amos Quito: MeanJean: You can put THC in gummi worms?


1. Feed worms weed
2. They turn into gum and die
3. Eat them


How can I eat them if I'm dead?
 
2013-04-01 11:15:46 PM
Lenny_da_Hog:


maxheck: To be fair, I've seen people dangerously farked up on hallucinagens. No, they weren't dying of toxins, they were just a danger to themselves and others.

Which hallucinogens were those?


You name it. I had some younger friends during the 90's and I was always the trip-sitter for them. I didn't trip, I had a big car, and could always deal with authority figures like cops and convenience-store clerks so they liked having me around and always invited me along.

I learned an amazing amount of practical psychology that way.

First rule was "All cars are real."

A useful talent in a trip-sitter is being big enough to yank people out of concert parking-lot traffic by their scruff.
 
2013-04-01 11:16:10 PM

scalpod: Amos Quito: MeanJean: You can put THC in gummi worms?


1. Feed worms weed
2. They turn into gum and die
3. Eat them

How can I eat them if I'm dead?


Oh, I see what happened. "They turn" became "Turn them" in my mind because I'M HIGH ON THC RIGHT NOW AND REPLYING TO MYSELF.
 
2013-04-01 11:21:21 PM

maxheck: gweilo8888:

maxheck: 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.)

I'm with you. Well, apart from the name. And the need to compete with your fish.

But otherwise, newsletter subscription.

We also talked about transgenic regular grass... "Yeah, I'm not sure that I approve of the neighbor kid's haircut, but he does come over every week and offer to cut the grass for free."

Odd thing is, said friend has a few patents to her name in transgenics. For all I know this has already happened.


I see you've never bought scotts Kentucky Green Fescue Seed.

;)
 
2013-04-01 11:22:09 PM

rbuzby: gweilo8888: 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.


I agree booze is worse.  But I am trying for baby steps. Some people think weed is like heroin.  Let's get them to see weed is more like booze (since booze is legal, and not scrutinized for "should it be legal?" anymore), then go from there.


People who think weed is like heroin should be ignored made fun of and generally harassed till they remove their heads from their asses.

the people most against weed would benefit the most from it. Why people think a plant from the ground is terrible yet have no problem popping all kinds of chemicles because the doctor said so just boggles my mind.
 
2013-04-01 11:22:20 PM

maxheck: You name it. I had some younger friends during the 90's and I was always the trip-sitter for them. I didn't trip, I had a big car, and could always deal with authority figures like cops and convenience-store clerks so they liked having me around and always invited me along.


See, yeah... Uh... When comparing LSD to marijuana, you should never start with "To be fair..."
 
2013-04-01 11:26:24 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: rbuzby: gweilo8888: 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.


I agree booze is worse.  But I am trying for baby steps. Some people think weed is like heroin.  Let's get them to see weed is more like booze (since booze is legal, and not scrutinized for "should it be legal?" anymore), then go from there.

People who think weed is like heroin should be ignored made fun of and generally harassed till they remove their heads from their asses.

the people most against weed would benefit the most from it. Why people think a plant from the ground is terrible yet have no problem popping all kinds of chemicles because the doctor said so just boggles my mind.


That. Some people are going to do harder stuff regardless. But to equate a low-level psychedelic with heroin is the height of folly.
 
2013-04-01 11:28:40 PM
I just want to suggest to my fellow FaRKERS....

That you imbibe some weed and listen to the entire "Alladin Sane" album (on that other video website if you have to) then come back to FARK, click on everything, and patronize it's sponsors.
 
2013-04-01 11:28:40 PM
Lenny_da_Hog:

maxheck: You name it. I had some younger friends during the 90's and I was always the trip-sitter for them. I didn't trip, I had a big car, and could always deal with authority figures like cops and convenience-store clerks so they liked having me around and always invited me along.

See, yeah... Uh... When comparing LSD to marijuana, you should never start with "To be fair..."


I see what you're saying.... Maybe not a fair comparison. But I've seen people do some amazingly stupid things while stoned as well. I stand by my statement.
 
2013-04-01 11:29:10 PM
bullshiat.

I took 60 mgs and my friend took 90 and we tripped balls and i puked but you dont DIE. you just trip and go to sleep. I puked bc I ate too much. OH NOS!
 
2013-04-01 11:29:13 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?


It's further down, from a Children's Hospital ER doc who's seen it:

"Child-ingested pot is also dangerous because ER doctors aren't looking for it as a cause of any symptoms they see, Wang said. That can lead to invasive and expensive diagnostic efforts, such as a spinal tap or CT scan, if parents are embarrassed or scared to mention the true cause."

Weed may be legal for adults, but if your kid eats it you may lose him to Social Services; so you omit that info at the ER and the kid gets unnecessary tests. Same with alcohol, but its effects are better recognized.

Comes down to bad parenting, again.
 
2013-04-01 11:35:34 PM

rbuzby: fusillade762: rbuzby: "Gateway drug"?  If that concept is real, booze is the first gateway. Who wants to outlaw booze? Nobody.

Mormons?

Why am I not being allowed to make sweeping generalizations? Gimme a pass please.

I'm an old Farker with 5 links approved, back before FARK went corporate, before 9/11 and before the oil hit the ...thing.  So ....


2002? Pfft. Newb.

;)
 
2013-04-01 11:37:42 PM

scalpod: scalpod: Amos Quito: MeanJean: You can put THC in gummi worms?


1. Feed worms weed
2. They turn into gum and die
3. Eat them

How can I eat them if I'm dead?

Oh, I see what happened. "They turn" became "Turn them" in my mind because I'M HIGH ON THC RIGHT NOW AND REPLYING TO MYSELF.



As long as you're in Colorado, and not a child, it's all good.
 
2013-04-01 11:39:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnZb5wi_jsU

What having too much pot is like.
 
2013-04-01 11:46:06 PM
How many marijuaina's did they inject?!?!?!?
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The entire countries of Colorado and Washington DC will be dead before the end of year because of what they have done.  None will survive, the second hand smoke alone will kill billions.

Farking...BILLIONS.
 
2013-04-01 11:49:20 PM
Booze is far far worse than weed.  And yes, people freak out when Applebees serves kids by mistake, but the freakout is at Applebees, not at booze itself.  The concern moms don't all start braying to ban all alcohol, they just tsk tsk at the dumb waitress.
 
2013-04-01 11:53:16 PM

scalpod: 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.


It's called dilutional hyponatremia or water intoxication.  Just because people call it water poisoning doesn't make it poison.  If I call it water envenomation does it make it venomous?
 
2013-04-01 11:58:15 PM
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-02 12:08:48 AM
does no one in this tread have the ability to think

sure Editable's are safe for an adult, but Children are going to have a shiat ton lower tolerance.

and it stands to reason a parent MAY freakout when they find there 3 year-old passed out and unresponsive
 
2013-04-02 12:10:23 AM

thenumber5: sure Editable's are safe for an adult, but Children are going to have a shiat ton lower tolerance.


It's' too bad Fark's posts aren't editable.
 
2013-04-02 12:18:08 AM
Just because I'm an adult who has 100% respect for the law and would NEVER violate it in my undergraduate days, I am curious about how much pot qualifies as an overdose.

Like a 40 pound brick of it from 200 feet up?
 
2013-04-02 12:18:20 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: thenumber5: sure Editable's are safe for an adult, but Children are going to have a shiat ton lower tolerance.

It's' too bad Fark's posts aren't editable.


Or edible in this case.

/It's relevant to the thread.
 
2013-04-02 12:19:38 AM

rbuzby: gweilo8888: 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.


I agree booze is worse.  But I am trying for baby steps. Some people think weed is like heroin.  Let's get them to see weed is more like booze (since booze is legal, and not scrutinized for "should it be legal?" anymore), then go from there.


See, that's the ruthless drug lords' plotting the downfall of America, right here on Fark!
 
2013-04-02 12:22:00 AM
Reasonable arguments work about as well in pot threads as they do in religion threads.
 
2013-04-02 12:33:10 AM
Fun Fact: It is physically impossible to ingest a lethal dose of Marijuana. These kids were never in danger, but the people who left their edibles out should be prosecuted for negligence.
 
2013-04-02 12:39:48 AM

EvilRacistNaziFascist: maxheck: Next time you think the US is nasty on drugs consider... In the Golden Triangle countries of SE Asia, they have big signs right outside the airports explaining in multiple languages how use = life sentence and distribution = automatic death penalty. And yeah, that includes pot. I don't have a reference, but I was informed that there was even a case where someone was able to prove that the drugs in their system were ingested in another country, and they *still* were convicted on a blood test. To life. In an Asian prision. Mind you, this is SE Asia, and I'm pretty sure the government doesn't want the competition, but still. The US is stupid, but not that nasty.

Yes, but I'm sure that the explanation for repressive Asian drug laws ultimately lies with Whitey and/or the Western world -- and that some Farker will be along shortly to tell us exactly why.


Oh, that's real simple: the CIA doesn't like competition.

/how do you think that they fund all those black helicopters?
 
2013-04-02 12:49:37 AM
"Is this real life?"
 
2013-04-02 12:56:27 AM

coachellette: 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.


This. The only time I'd eaten pot was in a brownie a few years back. I ate one to no effect after two hours so I ate another. That was a mistake. Not fun at all. I'd rather smoke it.
 
2013-04-02 12:56:42 AM

Wittenberg Dropout: "Is this real life?"


Is this just fantasy?
 
2013-04-02 01:03:06 AM

maxheck: What's the LD50 for THC again?


TOXICITY DATA: 666 MG/KG ORAL-RAT LD50; 482 MG/KG ORAL-MOUSE LD50; 525 MG/KG ORAL-DOG LDLO;29 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-RAT LD50;42 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-MOUSE LD50; 128 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-MONKEY LDLO; 373 MG/KG INTRAPERITONEAL-RAT LD50; 168 MG/KG INTRAPERITONEAL-MOUSE LD50;
 
2013-04-02 01:04:51 AM
errr


TOXICITY DATA:
666 MG/KG ORAL-RAT LD50;
482 MG/KG ORAL-MOUSE LD50;
525 MG/KG ORAL-DOG LDLO;

29 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-RAT LD50;
42 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-MOUSE LD50;
128 MG/KG INTRAVENOUS-MONKEY LDLO;

373 MG/KG INTRAPERITONEAL-RAT LD50;
168 MG/KG INTRAPERITONEAL-MOUSE LD50;
 
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