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My friend is a vet tech at a large clinic (not in WA or CO), and a couple of times a month someone will bring a dog in because "It's acting all weird and shit," and when the vets/techs try to take a history, they get some "umm"s and a lot of looking at the floor.
Actually, don't just hide your edibles, hide your bag of bud too, because chances are a dog will think it's either food, or a chew toy, or some amazing combination that's more delicious than dried pig snouts.
The ONLY effect I've ever had from eating "too much" pot is a long nap. The only effect I've ever had from smoking "too much" is to "smoke myself straight." At some point, the actual high goes away and is simply replaced with lethargy, which, again, is simply "treated" with a nice nap.
But lately, with the vastly improved weed and processing, something like the different tinctures offered are very good for easing into a high. They come in varieties such as Sativa and CBD. You can spike your lemonade or just put some drops in your mouth. Then be patient...
Kids, try drugs in a safe and comfortable space.
He lay in a near-coma for about 6 hours, and was white and sweaty.. Totally terrified. I don't think that's an overstatement at all, apparently some people get The Fear.
But, it's worth remembering that nobody ever died from a pot overdose.
experience is very real- I love the low dose effect but in my advancing years cannot handle the super thc stuff- calling people pussies is just stupid as I have seen lifelong smokers in similar states.Edibles can outlast a nap as well, just go easy, find your happy place by going forward incrementally and repeat exact dose- it's nice to be set for a few hours and can put you in a happy happy place
Think of edibles as akin to a roller coaster--once you're on the train, you're taking the ride, like it or not.
I haven't tried edibles since pot brownies back in the 1970s. I knew that today's pot is way stronger than 1970s pot, but had no clue as to how to determine the "right" amount of an edible. Dowd's experience made me nervous. She's an idiot, but I'd probably have eaten the whole candy bar myself, not knowing any better. I've eaten whole candy bars my entire life.
Knowing that simple formula: 10mg = 1 dose, is perfect. And the 1 hour delayed high is good to know too, especially when I've been used to a much quicker high from occasionally smoking it.
Best practical advice I've read all year. Thanks David!
and yesterday i put something called 'canna bull', packaged like a ' 5 hour energy drink ' in a 20 ounce strawberry lemonade that i used to refresh me at a farmer's market. caffeine and cannabis, what could go wrong ? the ensuing panic attack was brief but real. once i got my bearings back it was all rainbows and unicorns. so yeah. go slow til you know.
It was fuckin' funny as hell though.
no one ends up curled up in a fetal position from a joint. maybe from a bong hit though.
Please pot virgins, take a puff or two of a vaporizer first if you're worried about smoking! Just because it's in the shape of a sweet little teddy bear or candy bar doesn't make it innocuous. Start slow.
Lastly, I am surprised by the number of people that are wanting to try pot now just because it is legal. I don't understand that. Maybe we could get an article about those people, Stranger?
I've only had the "too much" experience once, and it was enough (and it was from smoking, not from edibles). Smoked too much and, in addition to being too high, got so incredibly, terribly cold -- was kind of terrifying, actually, as I couldn't get warm no matter what I did. I've got a minor circulation disorder that might have contributed, but who knows.
I'm a very experienced drug user and the single worst experience I've ever had was off of one fucking cookie. And yeah I was in a fetal position for hours. Moving, let alone jogging or going out in public, was not possible. Thankfully, I was in the company of some other very experienced users who recognized immediately that I was in total meltdown and were prepared to take care of me.
Also, for god's sake don't ever think about becoming a rock doc, your advice is 180 degrees wrong for many od situtations.
In about an hour, gravity increased tenfold in my living room. As my cognitive and motor functions spiraled downwards towards coma levels, it took my all to reach weakly across the couch and hold my girlfriend's hand. She was similarly affected by her lower dosage, and later swore that she had seen scenes which don't actually exist in the movie. We totally Dowded ourselves.
So, yeah. Start small and work your way up, folks. Also, order your Gummi Bears from Raccoons Club. They are super nice people.
Personally, smoking is the most sensible approach- everything about edibles, from dosing to the time it takes to kick in/wear off, just does not appeal to me.
But don't take more because you think it is too weak. There is always tomorrow for that sort of thing. It's not the worst think in the world to enjoy the Grateful Dead while sober (they still kick ass). Also, it is good to secure all possessions before tripping and it is good to go with a friend to someplace you like (concerts are great, but some people aren't into crowds or even strangers -- for them, the woods or a friends back yard would be a better choice).
THC is considered by some to be a mild hallucinogenic. But like coffee (a mild stimulant), if you drank 500 cups, you would probably be bouncing off the wall (I know I would). Drugs like mushrooms and LSD are hard to enjoy in a "mild" way. You mind is usually altered in a major way, or you are sober. That isn't true with weed, which is why people assume you can't get really, really wasted. That's not true. You can, its just that most people smoke it, and most people stop before they get that wasted. In that regard, smoking is like drinking beer, while eating is like drinking whiskey. I'm not sure if anyone has overdosed (and died) on beer, but plenty have on whiskey. By the time you feel the first couple beers, you are only on your third or fourth. After the 8th beer or so, your body (if you are a rookie drinker) is starting to reject alcohol, so it is hard to even drink that second six pack. But the whiskey drinker can easily drink several shots without even feeling the first one (the burn on your mouth doesn't mean it is in your system). So, yeah, if you are nervous, get a vaporizer, take your time, and you should have a good time. But even smoking (or vaporizing) has a bit of a lag time (five minutes, but if you want to play it safe, ten).
Also? Keep your benzos close if you have them. They will save your ass (and end the high) almost instantly.
No no and no way!
The real story is, Dowd was given a personal tour by the owner of the place she got the candy bar. He told her to only take a couple bites and to wait at least two hours. That info was also on the packaging of the item she bought.
She had all the info she needed. Of course she didn't mention that in her column. She was either a liar or just very dumb.
I had 5 gummies I got off a mobile dispensary guy in San Diego. I was in town for a Paul McCartney concert and wanted something to mellow me out and enjoy the show. I got a gram of Gorilla Glue - $25, 10 gummies for $15 (you need a minimum of $40 to purchase off a mobile dispensary.) He threw in a Jolly Rancher style hard candy and a cone because I was a new customer. I lit off the Gorilla at the concert, had the cone when I got back to the hotel and ate 5 bears and the hard candy before I went off to the airport the next morning. I was nice and relaxed on the plane, although useless once I got home. Pretty much laid on the couch all day.