Reader: Just because some people can't handle pot doesn't mean they're wimps or pussies

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A reader comment inspired by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's bad experience with a pot edible attracted plenty of additional takes. Most of them weren't terribly kind to Dowd, but this one defends her and others who react poorly to such products.

Justin Vonesh writes:

It's not about being a pussy, you fucktard. Cannabis can really cause negative issues in some people. Just because some people can't handle cannabis does not mean they are wimps or pussies. Cannabis is different for everyone. And not everyone can handle the effects of cannabis.

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CheebaChews
CheebaChews

Why is there a huge picture of the award winning Deca Dose™ Cheeba Chew™ on this article? That's not what this lady ate. #ChewsWisely

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

What makes them wimps is their little pseudo-victim conservative whining and conservative love of big nanny state government.

Britni Sumpter
Britni Sumpter

I agree... Usually I'm fine, yet occasionally I get really bad anxiety. Doesn't make me a pussy.

Jason Garrison
Jason Garrison

I find the edibles in the shops are pretty weak, I have to make my own, to have them work right

Ashley-Anne North
Ashley-Anne North

It's not for everyone. Just like alcohol. Use it responsibly.

Craig Hawkins
Craig Hawkins

They might be neither, but they are uninformed and shouldn't spread their ignorance.

Jadababy Jadababy
Jadababy Jadababy

agreed. if they're acting like a badass and can't handle the badass experience, then yes, they're wimps.

garriswh
garriswh

Justin Vonesh sounds like the 'fucktard' to me. If someone can't handle cannabis, they should stay the fuck away. All edibles are clearly labeled with potency and only a complete fucking idiot would take 10+ doses with no knowledge of how it affects them.

Kyle Toureen
Kyle Toureen

Joe Weber id like to agree but the science behind it has to do with certain liver enzymes and how much of the active drug it will absorb. I think a pussy is someone with an uneducated brain to speech, can't take a punch nobber like yourself but I guess someones biological make up could render them a big pussy.

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford

it means they are ignorant. you wouldn't walk into a bar for the first time and have a bartender line up ten shots of Bacardi 151, why would you start with an edible?

Eric Matthews
Eric Matthews

Yeah but eating a whole chocolate bar with out doing your research then blaming the edible for the bad time and stating maybe it should come with a skull and crossbones on the label makes you a whiney bitch. Just because you couldn't handle the effects and made terrible decisions on consuming a drug which you have little or no experience with. And then simultaneously trying to sell to the world how awful of time you had and stirring up a media frenzy and causing panic in the public because of your "journalistic" power also makes you a biased selfish asshole.

Jason Dennee
Jason Dennee

This is the worst comment section in the history of the internet.

John P. Koury
John P. Koury

She obviously can't read directions, and can't handle psychoactive substances. If your head isn't on straight, you should abstain. Dowd should stick to what she knows: booze and pills.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Any drug or supplement or natural substance affects individual body chemistry in a specific manner. Some have higher or lower tolerances to everything in nature. However - if you are unaccustomed to a substance, starting with a very small portion is wise.

Anthony Anrig
Anthony Anrig

This is exactly why you don't feed a weed virgin edibles unless you know the actual dosage. Edibles can be a mega bad time especially if you fall victim to a weed hangover that lasts full into the next day as a newbie. The thing is, that there are a lot more politically outspoken anti weed-ists who have had a "bad time" with marijuana. As the saying goes, there's two types of people that are anti-marijuana: those who have never used it, and those who suck at using it.

Valeria Valenzuela
Valeria Valenzuela

It should be common sense when youre eating something that can get you high that you've never eaten before, to first eat a small amount... when I first tried shrooms I didn't eat a whole eight to myself! I ate maybe like two caps and a small stem why? Because I was fucking cautious I didn't wanna trip the fuck out and have a bad trip. Use your fucking heads people!!!!

Samantha Emerson
Samantha Emerson

How many drunk assholes can't handle their booze and do dumb shit on a DAILY basis and it isn't news? Stop sensationalizing this shit.

David Madrid
David Madrid

Sure do rookies can't handle their shit leave it alone

Lindsey Scott
Lindsey Scott

How is this any different from drinking heavily? Propaganda.

Foster Wygant
Foster Wygant

No, it does. People of intelligence and grace do not engage in such asshattery.

Sarah Rebekah Forster
Sarah Rebekah Forster

The trouble with edibles is people simply see the food part and finish it because it's "just candy, a brownie, whatever." It is a natural medication that can be powerful. Like alcohol or prescription medication, personal dosage may vary. Use your heads, people, no matter how hard it is to engage the grey matter. It will prevent knee jerk reactions like this.

David Alley
David Alley

True enough, but Dowd shouldn't experiment they way she did.

Mary Manning Schumacher
Mary Manning Schumacher

Then you approach it with caution and don't eat a large cookie or candy bar all at once. The objection to MoDo's column was that she seemingly on purpose ate way more than one serving and then condemned the product. Being Irish I am sure that she would know better than to chug a bottle of Jameson and then complain that it made her feel bad.

Scott McMahon
Scott McMahon

Pretty much...just because you want to "try" whiskey doesn't mean you have to drink a 5th.

Shawn Allbritten
Shawn Allbritten

The point is...if you can't handle it, don't come to our fair state and knock it. We're just starting out here, gaining momentum, making good money for our state. Some of us really enjoy the buzz, and the benefits. When mouthy subversive pinko bitches like Dowd come to town and knock the product, it makes us all look bad. Stay home and stick to the bottle, Dowd, you pill popping yuppie.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

No it doesn't. Writing about it and skewing facts of what you were told does.

Steve At Work
Steve At Work

Then again, in all fairness, I tried a 1000-mg "Matza Ball" once (a poor idea) so I must put myself in the moron category too I suppose. For the record, I don't suggest a 1000mg.

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Ɓŕőķeʼn Ŀůʼnģz

Seriously, the only people I have met that can't handle their edibles are big pussies.

Steve At Work
Steve At Work

I prefer about 30mg at a time, about 1/3 of a Cheeba Chew. It took about two attempts to find the right dosage. Start small, try it, then see what you need. Common fucking sense, something morons lack.

Lorina Gonzales
Lorina Gonzales

Lol no could die from weed. P.s. I don't eat edibles bud works just fine for me ;) !!!! Edibles I heard anyone who has 8 in those cheeba Chews has not had a good experience. I had a candy bar pretty good but more of a body high.

Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

No it means they are Fcktards for not taking a very tiny amount first and gauging their reaction. Example..You do not drink an entire 1/5th your first go if you did you could die. Why would you eat an entire edible? People take responsibility for your own actions. Read a label. Baby steps yo!

Zach Carsel
Zach Carsel

No they're just not cool. I jest... Read the label.

Parker Otwell Roe
Parker Otwell Roe

Of course, this is all so very symptomatic of the wider culture-at-large awakening from scores of "Reefer Madness" laws/politics years and now wanting to try some cannabis here in CO -- they have ZERO experience/tolerance thanks to the unfathomably and tragically great job our federal government did demonizing a plant with their Schedule I classification and their propaganda and subsequent failing "War on Drugs". I feel for these folks who do too much (I ate too much of an edible once due to ignorance, but then learned the valuable lesson of ASKING about EVERY one afterwards) and have an adverse reaction...I don't feel them to be any pejorative term. Everyone has their own tolerance and each person reacts very differently to edibles. I guess that should just be THE rule of thumb, then: ALWAYS ASK ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF EVERY EDIBLE YOU BUY -- IF THE BUDTENDER CANNOT TELL YOU, THEN DON'T CONSUME IT. 'Nuff said.

garriswh
garriswh

how so? because people are calling out this dumb cunt and her horrid reporting?

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