COLORADO-In case you haven’t heard, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd ate a marijuana candy bar in a Denver hotel room and had an intensely uncomfortable experience that left her feeling confused and, at times, frightened.
Using marijuana edibles to get high doesn’t typically produce such an extreme departure from reality — but it can. While pot-infused foods have been around for decades, as Colorado continues to adapt to its new marijuana laws, these products have emerged as a popular and potent way to get stoned. And as with any substance, there’s a potential for misuse.
The best way to avoid a bad trip like Dowd’s would be to make sure you’re informed about proper dosages and to always approach marijuana, and especially edibles, with caution. But due to a lack of proper education, reckless behavior, or perhaps purely by accident, this is sometimes harder than it sounds. So there you are, high as balls and 1,000 percent positive your life is about to end. We’re here to help you get through this potentially agonizing experience.
Above all, just remember…