After Maureen Dowd’s Pot Disaster, Bill Maher Offers ‘New Rules’ For Marijuana Beginners

COLORADO: On Friday night’s episode of “Real Time,” Bill Maher offered some advice to viewers and to the state of Colorado about how to use marijuana safely and effectively, which we need to do, he said, because “after all, we’re pretending it’s medicine, aren’t we?”

“Now that the people of Colorado have legalized pot for everybody,” said Maher, “and not just long time sufferers of…well, whatever it is that I have, they must realize that they are the Jackie Robinson of marijuana legislation.”

“You guys have to get this right,” he said to the people of Colorado, “or else you’ll ruin it for everybody, so embrace it. Be the Jackie Robinson of pot.”

Three Things You Should Remember (But Probably Won’t) If You Get Too High On Marijuana Edibles

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…

Gary ODD Edmund’s The Bud In: Hashnel & Greedal

New cannabis comic strip by MJNN featured artist Gary ODD Edmund, inspired by the buzz created around New York Times Journalist Maureen Dowd’s recent column.

New Comic Strip based on the story that's in the News today about that New York Times Journalist Maureen Dowd.

New Comic Strip based on the story that’s in the News today about that New York Times Journalist Maureen Dowd.

Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude

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The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I used to love as a child.

Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop.

What could go wrong with a bite or two?

Everything, as it turned out.