Gregg Nelson reportedly fails to enjoy beautiful Colorado scenery thanks to pot brownie

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The debate about whether the Amendment 64 will help or hurt Colorado tourism rages on -- and the same is true of the controversy over a proposed THC-driving bill that's failed twice but will likely be introduced a third time in the next legislative session. These two topics collide, literally, in the tale of Florida's Gregg Nelson, whose trip to Colorado apparently went sideways due to a pot brownie.

Nelson's story comes to us courtesy of the Boulder Daily Camera, which cites a report from the CU police department.

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CU Boulder police officers didn't have to race to the scene....
The cops didn't have to go far to ticket Nelson, age sixty. After all, he was found passed out in the driver's seat of a rental car, with the engine still running, not far from the police station. Reportedly accompanying him were a joint, a lighter and -- DUN! DUN! DUN! -- brownie crumbs. In addition, his car showed damage said to match up with a ding to a nearby bridge on Regent Drive.

Upon being awakened, the report says, Nelson appeared confused -- mumbling, trying to turn off his car by pushing buttons on the dash and repeatedly attempting to remove his seat belt even though he wasn't wearing it any longer.

Next stop? The hospital, where Nelson allegedly said he'd traveled from Florida to Colorado in order to buy medical marijuana for a back injury. He added that he'd ingested said brownie after purchasing it at a dispensary. After that, he planned to visit the mountains, but his yummy prescription put the kibosh on that. He told officers he had no idea how he'd wound up in Boulder.

As a special parting gift, Nelson was handed a citation for suspicion of driving under the influence, which officers managed to bequeath even though no THC-DUI legislation has been signed into law. A true story, and a strange one -- albeit of the sort we may be hearing more often in the months and years to come.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Amendment 64: Marijuana consumers need a seat at the table, says Colorado NORML."


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COlady
COlady

Ummmm this story has some unaswered holes in it... for instance HOW THE FUCK did a non-cardholder fly in from another state and get access to an MMC in the first place? 

meliposa59
meliposa59

This story doesn't smell right and I bet you will start hearing all types of hocus pocus propaganda to say, "see, i told you so" stuff in the media.

Chris Estus
Chris Estus

Just wait until some extremely low THC level gets you a DUI. Ever stoner out there will be a rolling DUI ever time they drive. Can't wait to see how the insurance companies handle a mass increase in Colorado DUI

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

I HAVE A GREAT DRIVING RECORD! 38 years of choosing marijuana rather than PROVEN HARMFUL and DEADLY alcohol, pills or tobacco!

Alfredo Abad Jr.
Alfredo Abad Jr.

if he doesn't remember how he got to Boulder he was obviously abducted by aliens so the journalists are gonna have to dig a little deeper here. do some stakeouts, maybe eat a pot brownie...

Jen Symank
Jen Symank

Agreed Matt, just to many holes in this story.Sounds like something more than a pot brownie is involved here.

Jay Jurgens
Jay Jurgens

once again it was the BROWNIES FAULT not the dipshit that ate it before he went driving

Matt Baca
Matt Baca

This seems a little far fetched. A) How the hell did he obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary being that he's from FL, and has no medical marijuana card? B) Blacking out isn't likely, regardless of how much marijuana he ingested. C) If this were legit, there'd be an extra 2 pages to the story about police investigating where this dullard obtained the marijuana, and charges being pressed against the shop owner. This is the first if many stories, I'm sure, to smear recreational marijuana consumption, and spook people into going along with needless laws and penalties. For a minute lets assume this is true. He's already admitting to driving under the influence, as give him a DUI, and charge him with a hit and run. Two laws police enforce daily... But instead, legislators will cry that the sky is falling, and insist on nanogram blood testing by rattling Mod Flanders' cafe until she's yelling, "Won't some please think about the children."

John Lambert
John Lambert

he sounds like an amateur and at 60 no less.... funny

Gueston
Gueston

Once I got so drunk in vegas that I took a shit in the taxi. Completely ruined the trip for me. I tried to go back and do it again, but this time I get even more drunk and woke up next to a pre-op tranny. Couldnt enjoy Vegas at all after that.

BOO HOO 

HiDonkey
HiDonkey

Maybe if I smoke pot, i'll get an erection.

Monkey
Monkey

Tourists are awesome, aren't they? People who live in Amsterdam laugh at American tourists who go there to smoke up and act like idiots. I guess it's our turn to put up with them now.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Stupid Stoners are as Stupid Stoners do!

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

It's good to see that dispensaries in Boulder are hip to selling to out of town stoner tourists.  The more people that come to Colorado to buy pot, the more money there will be for our children's schools.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@COlady  ... more evidence that "medical" marijuana is being illegally diverted.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Gueston  ... you should put that in the Colorado Constitution.

It would make a great baby-step.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@HiDonkey  ... I get hard just watching you stoners fist-fuck yourselves in the ass with your own depraved ignorance.

Next show:  a double-penetration with some unlubricated regulation.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... and look at the Legal and Public backlash it caused in Amsterdam.

Losers and Lowlifes who would travel thousands of miles just to get high ain't the kind of tourists that a civilized society would solicit.

dm_co
dm_co

No one types with more fury than el burro.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc "It's good to see that dispensaries in Boulder are hip to selling to out of town stoner tourists."

Completely ILLEGAL under MMED regulations.

The cops need to use their newly freed resources and track down the Drug Criminal Dispensary Owners who illegally sold marijuana to this out-of-state tourist and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law ... just as Brian Vicente has publicly declared should be done.

It might have been Matt Leising's dispensary, as he's already confessed to selling marijuana to  children and other "black market" criminal activity.

ccapra
ccapra

@DonkeyHotay @HiDonkey It's nice that you feel you can share your bedroom habits with the public, but some of us are already aware of what you do and don't need the written details.

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

You can get a CO State ID, and medical marijuana recommendation in one easy morning in Colorado, then it's not illegal to buy at a dispensary even through you are still a tourist.  Since dispensaries are just about legal to start selling to tourists, it's really not as illegal as it was last month.  If you don't like the rules, just wait til the wind blows, the rules will change and are constantly changing.  What you think is illegal, really isn't that illegal anymore, just more grey.

akivaweiman
akivaweiman

@DonkeyHotay @tutonehcc f*ck you, do you have proof of that  last statement or are you just a dispensary owner trying to slander his name?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey @DonkeyHotay 

Being that most of the cannabis in Amsterdam -- or Europe for that matter -- is actually HASH, they've effectively banned what was the largest market.

Further proof that Puerile Pot Clowns wear out their welcome no matter where they live, or what country they visit.

And it exposes the Colorado "pot tourism" fools as the insipid simpletons that they are.

Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay Nov 20th 2012"On Monday night, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten sent a letter to Parliament announcing he was scrapping a nationwide rollout of the so-called "weed pass" that was designed to keep non-Dutch residents out of coffee shops." They are going to cap the THC levels at 15%% though, pretty funny.%s

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ccapra @DonkeyHotay 

Yet here you are again, not only reading each of my posts, but replying to them. So tell us, who's forcing you to do it?

-- But the Dutch government has in recent years launched a major overhaul of the country's "gedoogbeleid" or tolerance policy on soft drugs in order to combat drug tourism, which has is associated with public rowdiness in border towns, such as Maastricht, that lie close to Belgium, France and Germany.

The government has decided the influx of foreign tourists, including many young Britons, who come to Netherlands to smoke and consume cannabis that is illegal in their home countries poses a serious public order and criminality problem.

Cross border drug tourists suffered a serious blow at the end of 2010 when EU judges ruled that the authorities are not in breach of European single market laws by barring foreigners from buying marijuana that is on sale to the Dutch. --

ccapra
ccapra

@DonkeyHotay  You really can't engage in a debate without insulting people can you?  Which is why you'll never be anything more than an internet troll, tucked safely behind your monitor on top of your phallus.

Ya, they tried that before and guess what it didn't stick.  Won't stick here either, money has an amazing effect on people and when there's a lack of it and an increase in the underground, slimy middle eastern dealers on the streets you'll see how fast that sticks.  Keep hoping though. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc "Since dispensaries are just about legal to start selling to tourists, it's really not as illegal as it was last month."

Spoken like a future cellmate of Chris Bartkowicz.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@akivaweiman  Matt is a self-confessed drug dealer who's admitted in these blogs to engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise and selling pot to kids.

Read and Review his posting history.

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