I have now seen everything, I think. It seems Maureen Dowd went to Colorado in search of a pot story. (or she stumbled on one there is not clear) She found one.
And as it turns out, her story causes Dowd to trend on Twitter, which was nothing like the “trip” she had experimenting with edible pot candy. She might have given Timothy Leary a run for his medicine cabinet. “Dr. Dowd, I presume?”
“High in the Rockies…it’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s Maureen Dowd !”
But she owes her trending to Mary Jane and a curious trip to wonderland disguised as Colorado. If none of this makes sense, not to worry, she wasn’t exactly writing a book from her fetal position on a hotel bed after devouring a pot-laced candy bar.
Well, she started out in a stoned state and ended up talking about the perils of legalized pot which, you guessed it, is going to require some regulation, safe labeling, child-proof packaging, and warnings. Buyer beware should be Colorado’s new motto. Caution: Not everything legalized is unregulated, which is the point.
She writes: “But it turns out, five months in, that some kinks need to be ironed out with the intoxicating open bar at the Mile High Club.”
“We realized there was a problem because we’re watching everything with the urgency of the first people to regulate in this area,” said Andrew Freedman, the state’s director of marijuana coordination. “There are way too many stories of people not understanding how much they’re eating. With liquor, people understand what they’re getting themselves into. But that doesn’t exist right now for edibles for new users in the market. It would behoove the industry to create a more pleasant experience for people.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Legislature recently created a task force to come up with packaging that clearly differentiates pot cookies and candy and gummy bears from normal sweets…/
The state plans to start testing to make sure the weed is spread evenly throughout the product. The task force is discussing having budtenders give better warnings to customers and moving toward demarcating a single-serving size of 10 milligrams. (Industry representatives objected to the expense of wrapping bites of candy individually.)
Get the drift. Can you dig that? Budtenders? Oh, and let the lawsuits begin too.
So here I am poking fun at Maureen’s bad trip. The National Enquirer will want to know if she’s planning another? It couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal. That’s what it takes to “trend”? I could go on……………….but why bother?
Anyway, they are still talking about her, her trip, pot, or “whatever”. Hey, maybe it will win her a prize for investigative journalism? How will Krugman top that?
“And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you’re going to fall
Tell ’em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call” – Grace Slick
Dowd: “Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude“
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