Recently, the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd got into trouble in Denver when she overdosed on a cannabis candy bar and experienced 8 hours of paranoia and couchlock.
THC dosing of edible marijuana in Colorado is insane. Richard Zane, MD, the chairman of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, said on the National Public Radio talk show On Point that the amount of THC in some marijuana edibles is completely irrational. The usual recommended moderate starting dose is approximately 10 mg THC, and some cookies can contain six doses and some lollipops as many as 10. Dr. Zane said the university’s ED sees out-of-state marijuana tourists every day who present with bad reactions to THC, such as agitation, unremitting violent vomiting, hallucinations, and psychosis.
And finally, a link to Maureen Dowd’s column.
In March, a 19-year-old Wyoming college student jumped off a Denver hotel balcony after eating a pot cookie with 65 milligrams of THC. In April, a Denver man ate pot-infused Karma Kandy and began talking like it was the end of the world, scaring his wife and three kids. Then he retrieved a handgun from a safe and killed his wife while she was on the phone with an emergency dispatcher.