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(Time)   More kids "accidentally" ingesting marijuana due to new rules. Right, the new rules is why it's all "accidental"   (healthland.time.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-28 09:57:02 AM
Or are people just willing to report it and get the kids treatment now that they won't be thrown in jail?
 
2013-05-28 10:00:51 AM
FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?
 
2013-05-28 10:06:09 AM

Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?


I have poked a lot of smot and have yet to find the "dangerously high doses" realm.
 
2013-05-28 10:07:28 AM

megarian: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

I have poked a lot of smot and have yet to find the "dangerously high doses" realm.


In fact, that's how you earned your nickname.

In seriousness, this story is bunk. "Dangerously high doses".
 
2013-05-28 10:08:57 AM
I've only once consumed any illegal substance... long ago an ex who kept trying to get me to try it put some in a cake she made me.

Didn't tell me until after I ate it. No affect from it... appears she didn't use enough for that.


Still... I think that counts as accidental consumption... so it is possible.
 
2013-05-28 10:09:58 AM

RockofAges: megarian: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

I have poked a lot of smot and have yet to find the "dangerously high doses" realm.

In fact, that's how you earned your nickname.

In seriousness, this story is bunk. "Dangerously high doses".


Heeeeheheheee

I'll keep trying to find these dangerously high doses, though.

For the children.
 
2013-05-28 10:10:07 AM
Should people be careful with it?  Yes, of course.  Children shouldn't be getting into it.

Is it as horrifying as a child getting into your pharmaceuticals in the medicine cabinet, or the liquor cabinet?  Probably not.  And by probably not, I mean, no.
 
2013-05-28 10:11:24 AM

CleanAndPure: I've only once consumed any illegal substance... long ago an ex who kept trying to get me to try it put some in a cake she made me.

Didn't tell me until after I ate it. No affect from it... appears she didn't use enough for that.


Still... I think that counts as accidental consumption... so it is possible.


Wow. Hopefully that's a big reason why she is an ex.
 
2013-05-28 10:11:51 AM
Just legalize it already. I don't use it but I do smoke tobacco from a pipe before work in the mornings. I'm just waiting for someone to get the wrong idea and call the police or something.
 
2013-05-28 10:12:54 AM
Yeah, I'd be interested to know how many children were treated for ingestion of alcohol, otc medication or prescription medicine during the same time frame.
 
2013-05-28 10:14:34 AM
DANGEROUSLY HIGH DOSES!!!!

/nevermind that marijuana is less dangerous to you than raw potatoes, let's just pretend that it has some measurable toxicity.

seriously, you'd need to eat so much pot that you quite literally explode from having ate too much for it to be dangerous.
 
2013-05-28 10:17:51 AM

picturescrazy: Just legalize it already. I don't use it but I do smoke tobacco from a pipe before work in the mornings. I'm just waiting for someone to get the wrong idea and call the police or something.


Not so cool related/unrelated story:

I work with mentally disabled older men. One guy is 78 and the one thing he likes to do is smoke a pipe. He's been doing it for 60 years. And I let him (and buy him nice tobacco). Someone called adult services claiming it was abuse AND he might be able to sneak pot into the pipe.

The dude is almost 80. His family bought him a beautiful pipe. Fark it, he can smoke his pipe. I buy him a beer on his birthday, too.
 
2013-05-28 10:18:40 AM

megarian: RockofAges: megarian: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

I have poked a lot of smot and have yet to find the "dangerously high doses" realm.

In fact, that's how you earned your nickname.

In seriousness, this story is bunk. "Dangerously high doses".

Heeeeheheheee

I'll keep trying to find these dangerously high doses, though.

For the children.


Must be something about the way its prepared.

I've seen some daily smokers get just shattered on consumable... especially the butter.

like "holy crap aliens stole my toes and if i get up from this chair my knees will fall off" high.

Its not my thing, but its fun to watch them.
 
2013-05-28 10:20:52 AM

Shadow Blasko: megarian: RockofAges: megarian: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

I have poked a lot of smot and have yet to find the "dangerously high doses" realm.

In fact, that's how you earned your nickname.

In seriousness, this story is bunk. "Dangerously high doses".

Heeeeheheheee

I'll keep trying to find these dangerously high doses, though.

For the children.

Must be something about the way its prepared.

I've seen some daily smokers get just shattered on consumable... especially the butter.

like "holy crap aliens stole my toes and if i get up from this chair my knees will fall off" high.

Its not my thing, but its fun to watch them.


Oh fark.

Do I know you? Are they bringing back my toes anytime soon? Because I can't get up on account of my knees...

/beats watching golf
 
2013-05-28 10:24:28 AM

megarian: picturescrazy: Just legalize it already. I don't use it but I do smoke tobacco from a pipe before work in the mornings. I'm just waiting for someone to get the wrong idea and call the police or something.

Not so cool related/unrelated story:

I work with mentally disabled older men. One guy is 78 and the one thing he likes to do is smoke a pipe. He's been doing it for 60 years. And I let him (and buy him nice tobacco). Someone called adult services claiming it was abuse AND he might be able to sneak pot into the pipe.

The dude is almost 80. His family bought him a beautiful pipe. Fark it, he can smoke his pipe. I buy him a beer on his birthday, too.


That's effin ridiculous. He can sneak pot into his brownies too. People need to calm the fark down.
 
2013-05-28 10:25:06 AM
Don't leave your pot brownies or cookies out if you have kids. Get a box that you can lock, and your problem is solved.

Still no solution for journalists who talk about dangerously high levels of marijuana. And 14 out 588 doesn't seem like a lot. I'm more interested in why there were 200 or so fewer visits in 2011.
 
2013-05-28 10:27:30 AM
Laws making packaging for edibles more clear wouldn't be the worst thing.

Worrying about a handful of kids "accidentally" getting high (ok, edibles I get, but how do you "accidentally" consume pot itself?  And who cares if it's "medicinal" other than ease of access?  Pre medicinal, the stuff available in Colorado was still super potent.  The medicinal scare tag is dumb) is pretty bad, though.

As mentioned above, the worst thing (along these lines) is kids getting into medicine cabinets or liquor bottles.
 
2013-05-28 10:28:01 AM

picturescrazy: megarian: picturescrazy: Just legalize it already. I don't use it but I do smoke tobacco from a pipe before work in the mornings. I'm just waiting for someone to get the wrong idea and call the police or something.

Not so cool related/unrelated story:

I work with mentally disabled older men. One guy is 78 and the one thing he likes to do is smoke a pipe. He's been doing it for 60 years. And I let him (and buy him nice tobacco). Someone called adult services claiming it was abuse AND he might be able to sneak pot into the pipe.

The dude is almost 80. His family bought him a beautiful pipe. Fark it, he can smoke his pipe. I buy him a beer on his birthday, too.

That's effin ridiculous. He can sneak pot into his brownies too. People need to calm the fark down.


Seriously. You can smoke pot out of Coke cans. He's retarded, not an idiot. ...and to clutch your pearls and call Adult Services to say "OMG he was SMOKING..."

He's 78. He is slightly more than THREE TIMES older than me. Who the fark am I to tell him "no, because you MIGHT be smoking pot." /end rant
 
2013-05-28 10:29:30 AM
My farts already sound like negro jazz music, so no worries.
 
2013-05-28 10:34:09 AM
I've eaten so many butter based baked goods that I can't get 'high' any more.  The best I get is muscle relaxation.
Dangerously high doses? I'll let ya know if I ever reach them, but I've been trying for the poisonous marijuana
toxicity I was warned about during the first grade in the 80's. 

Oh crap I have to go, the spiders are crawling out from under my skin again, I better go get a razor.
 
2013-05-28 10:35:07 AM
Not going into my personal history on this one, but there is indeed such a thing as a "dangerously high dose".  It's just extraordinarily difficult to achieve via smoking.

Eating it, on the other hand, is far too easy to overdo.  I've gotten to witness it before (a friend's fiancee) and it usually manifests itself in the form of chest pains and hives/skin discomfort.  Some of this might be self-induced due to extraordinary paranoia and discomfort, but it's a real thing.

All they're pushing for is child-resistant packaging.  I think it's a damn good idea considering the substantially lower body mass of kids who would be tempted by it.
 
2013-05-28 10:38:09 AM

macadamnut: My farts already sound like negro jazz music, so no worries.


*snerk*
 
2013-05-28 10:52:29 AM
I've heard this argument before

Ex-wife 'accidentally' the University football team. Maybe not the water boy or coach, but ....
 
2013-05-28 10:59:54 AM
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2013-05-28 11:05:49 AM

thunderdonkey: I've gotten to witness it before (a friend's fiancee) and it usually manifests itself in the form of chest pains and hives/skin discomfort.


with a gluten allergy you could have the same reaction from the flour instead of the cannabis, really everything that is consumable should come in that plastic stuff they put toys in so you have to open it with a carpet blade...for the chillen.
 
2013-05-28 11:10:51 AM

Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?


Is there a "nautical looking negro" nearby?

/obscure
 
2013-05-28 11:17:18 AM

offmymeds: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

Is there a "nautical looking negro" nearby?

/obscure


Lovecraft? Obscure on MY Fark? It's more likely than you think.
 
2013-05-28 11:25:25 AM

megarian: offmymeds: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

Is there a "nautical looking negro" nearby?

/obscure

Lovecraft? Obscure on MY Fark? It's more likely than you think.


Congratulations! You've just won an all expenses paid cruise on Royal Caribbean!
 
2013-05-28 11:37:25 AM

offmymeds: megarian: offmymeds: Headso: FTA: dangerously high doses.

what's that? when a 50lb bale of cannabis falls on  you in a shipping accident?

Is there a "nautical looking negro" nearby?

/obscure

Lovecraft? Obscure on MY Fark? It's more likely than you think.

Congratulations! You've just won an all expenses paid cruise on Royal Caribbean!


Oh fark. I always knew I was going to die in a fiery sewage-filled cruise ship.
 
2013-05-28 11:54:05 AM
Obligatory Meme:
 
2013-05-28 12:05:11 PM
This thread gave me an earworm: "Low Rider" from the Cheech & Chong movie

/Not a bad one to have, though.

//Take a little trip - take a little trip
 
2013-05-28 12:18:23 PM
Dangerous levels? Since you'd literally have to smoke a couple tons in one sitting to reach "dangerous", I'd be more worried about black lung. Besides, after an ounce, they wouldn't be able to work a lighter any more.
 
2013-05-28 12:27:07 PM
A few months ago I was offered a Tootsie Roll sized candy. There was a warning label on the candy stating that it may be strong. An hour later I found out it was way too strong and would consider it a dangerouly high dose. I had the worst anxiety attack of my life and then slept for 16 hours. I felt really good about 24 hours later, though.
 
2013-05-28 12:44:18 PM
Shadow Blasko:

Must be something about the way its prepared.

I've seen some daily smokers get just shattered on consumable... especially the butter.

like "holy crap aliens stole my toes and if i get up from this chair my knees will fall off" high.

Its not my thing, but its fun to watch them.


Yeah. You're in essence concentrating it. It's like creating a mild form of hash.

CleanAndPure:

Didn't tell me until after I ate it. No affect from it... appears she didn't use enough for that.

It's pretty easy to f*ck up.
 
2013-05-28 12:45:20 PM

Chainsaw Turd Elf: A few months ago I was offered a Tootsie Roll sized candy. There was a warning label on the candy stating that it may be strong. An hour later I found out it was way too strong and would consider it a dangerouly high dose. I had the worst anxiety attack of my life and then slept for 16 hours. I felt really good about 24 hours later, though.


"Way too strong" does not equal "dangerous"

It wouldn't have killed you. Even if you'd eaten a hundred of them.
 
2013-05-28 01:22:03 PM

offmymeds: [i1136.photobucket.com image 394x495]


I only just noticed that the mom has a tourniquet on like she's about to shoot some smack.
 
2013-05-28 04:09:12 PM
What I can never figure out in these articles is where they confirmed what constitutes a "dangerous" or "potentially lethal" dose. For the life of me I don't even know how much you need to ingest for the LD-50...I'm almost positive it's an atrocious amount of weed I've never in my life actually seen before. That said, unless you're really trying your darndest, Cannabis is not going to kill you.
 
2013-05-28 04:29:38 PM
Done a bit of baking lately.  Getting a good extract is a challenge, but once you have that mastered, it's only a matter of finding the proper carrier.  I like Toll House cookies myself.

Until one is experienced though, caution when consuming is definately in order.  I find it take 1.5 to 2 hours to feel the full effect of any given dose, so to callibrate you need to start fairly clear and then eat some and wait to see what happens.  My first batch, two or three cookies a day would be OK, my current batch?  if you eat one whole cookie you are on the couch.

But it's a different feel, and it's a fairly costly way to dose.  But it has advantages for say, flying - you can eat in parking lot and enjoy the flight.  Well, maybe not if you are the pilot...
 
2013-05-28 05:10:20 PM

Kingly Weevil: Chainsaw Turd Elf: A few months ago I was offered a Tootsie Roll sized candy. There was a warning label on the candy stating that it may be strong. An hour later I found out it was way too strong and would consider it a dangerouly high dose. I had the worst anxiety attack of my life and then slept for 16 hours. I felt really good about 24 hours later, though.

"Way too strong" does not equal "dangerous"

It wouldn't have killed you. Even if you'd eaten a hundred of them.


You buying?  I'm down. :)
 
2013-05-28 10:36:14 PM
If you made a lb of butter with 3 oz of fresh medical grade leaf, then proceeded to make cookies/brownies, you'd be couch-locked.  A preadolescent child?  Shiat, they'd think they were dying, for sure.  They would need a seasoned hippy to guide them through that buzz.  I can see why there are hospital admissions involved here, and as a responsible user, you have to agree with the article's point of raising awareness..  They've got a link halfway down about teaching kids about "daddie's cookies" FFS.

I realize this is Fark, but can we take our collective foot off the snark-pedal and actually look at the message here?  If this shiat is going to become legal eventually, it should be done right (unlike alcohol, which hospitalizes thousands of kids per year STILL).

HIDE YO COOKIES FROM YO KIDS, FROM YO WIFE.

www.lowculture.com
"Hey, buddy. We're gonna take you over to the tent now, alright?"
 
2013-05-29 01:23:56 AM

firefly212: DANGEROUSLY HIGH DOSES!!!!

/nevermind that marijuana is less dangerous to you than raw potatoes, let's just pretend that it has some measurable toxicity.

seriously, you'd need to eat so much pot that you quite literally explode from having ate too much for it to be dangerous.


Yeah, it's easier to overdose on carrots.
 
2013-05-29 02:57:24 AM

Bandito King: firefly212: DANGEROUSLY HIGH DOSES!!!!

/nevermind that marijuana is less dangerous to you than raw potatoes, let's just pretend that it has some measurable toxicity.

seriously, you'd need to eat so much pot that you quite literally explode from having ate too much for it to be dangerous.

Yeah, it's easier to overdose on carrots.


Carrots dont make you hungry though
 
2013-05-29 04:30:10 AM

moothemagiccow: Bandito King: firefly212: DANGEROUSLY HIGH DOSES!!!!

/nevermind that marijuana is less dangerous to you than raw potatoes, let's just pretend that it has some measurable toxicity.

seriously, you'd need to eat so much pot that you quite literally explode from having ate too much for it to be dangerous.

Yeah, it's easier to overdose on carrots.

Carrots dont make you hungry though


Uh... okay, yeah. A stomach filled to bursting with buds probably doesn't make you all that hungry either though.
 
2013-05-29 11:16:04 PM

thunderdonkey: Not going into my personal history on this one, but there is indeed such a thing as a "dangerously high dose".  It's just extraordinarily difficult to achieve via smoking.

Eating it, on the other hand, is far too easy to overdo.  I've gotten to witness it before (a friend's fiancee) and it usually manifests itself in the form of chest pains and hives/skin discomfort.  Some of this might be self-induced due to extraordinary paranoia and discomfort, but it's a real thing.

All they're pushing for is child-resistant packaging.  I think it's a damn good idea considering the substantially lower body mass of kids who would be tempted by it.


I've done it before.

I made MJ tea from half and half and overdid it. I woke up at 3am having a panic attack and almosted walked down the street to my friends apartment to ask her what to do.

Thankfully I still had enough sense to just look it up on the internet and just drink lots of water.

As for legal MJ, for farks sake people lock it away in your liquor cabinet! It's harmful to kids!
 
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