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Reader: Pot Edibles Placebo Theory's Laughable Because I Ended Up in the Hospital

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Jordan Coombs in a photo from his Facebook page.
A recent Comment of the Day prompted by Jordan Coombs's lawsuit, filed after he says he was sickened by a pot edible at the Denver County Fair, suggested that the assorted illnesses mentioned in the post could have arisen as a result of a placebo effect. After its appearance, we heard from Coombs, who utterly rejects this notion.

See also: Reader: Could Placebo Effect Explain Pot Edibles Illnesses at Denver County Fair?

Jordan Coombs writes:

I feel like you could reach out to the plaintiffs in the comment of the day to get their reaction. The whole idea of this being a placebo effect and that all these people from different walks of life with absolutely nothing in common all coming up with "placebo" symptoms is laughable.

Perhaps the simplest explanation is the correct one -- a small group of people attended the fair, received THC chocolate and ended up in the hospital.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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102 comments
Leon Wilcox
Leon Wilcox

He's just looking for some money the died is full of it

Becca Feiner
Becca Feiner

News flash, canteloupes come from a plant - LOL - ok, maybe you mean biocontamination vs. mixing up sample boxes with real ones that have plant bits in them, but either way Robert's right, some application of forensic work would go a long way to solving this mystery either way.

Boothang Kretsinheimer
Boothang Kretsinheimer

I've had legit food poisoning before- spewing from both ends all goddamn day food poisoning, from bad sausage on a pizza. Did I go to the hospital for it? No! Couldn't afford it, no health insurance. Didn't sue either, because I'm not very smart, but still- this guy is a total pussy.

Lewis Byron Chatellier Jr
Lewis Byron Chatellier Jr

I call bullshit... Whatever THC this asshat got was introduced by his own hand... For "the other people who got sick" I say they all got food poisining from something else or it was placebo affect

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

You don't understand placebos, do you, cupcake?

I bet you understand angling for a lawsuit.

Joshua David
Joshua David

Eating weed makes a lot of people very high and very sick the first time out. Got to be a moron to not know that's what you're getting there, though. Who doesn't know what's in the shit they eat from a vendor like that THERE?

Leo Snoneofyobizness
Leo Snoneofyobizness

Even if he got dosed (which I don't believe he did) this guy's digging for money. shut up enjoy the ride and eat some goddamn doritos and watch some TV.... What's the worst outcome I feel a little hungry and maybe a little confused at first and then I start dancing and laughing

Mark J Pastika
Mark J Pastika

Jonah, it is obviously Becca is not invited to your 10 ft dildo party. But anyway... I'm sorry dumpster-diving didn't work out for you...:( Maybe you WILL find your viable occupation one of these days.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

Becca, I wouldn't go anywhere near your crab-infested snatch even with a 10 ft long dildo. Mark, Dumpster-diving isn't considered a viable occupation.

John Lockwood
John Lockwood

Idiot and possible a liar. Who puts unknown objects in their mouth? Toddlers, Idiots and hookers, that's who.

Isaac Loya
Isaac Loya

He's just scheming for a big payday! FTP!

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

The laws are working well here in Colorado. This is one jerk who had to make sure the Industry got a black eye. Black eyes fade and legalization continues to do well. Ask the schools are they start to receive part of the $40 million in tax money.

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

I spoke to an organizer of an up coming event and he suggested this guy was paid. I ate the same chocolate and it was not medicated. There was not one person toking, smoking, medicating etc. The dab bus them took them off property. Does not surprise me it;s a male who did this. What a dick. It was a set up . Let's see his rap sheet not we got his name...

NiaB
NiaB

How about this as a new concept. Don't go to the "Pot Pavillion." I mean, what the hell did you expect? Frickin' tea and crumpets?

Jose Montoya
Jose Montoya

He is a pussy, and he doesn't deserve a dime. Little bitch.

Nihlrat
Nihlrat

how much booze did he drink is the real question, never been sick from pot, adding booze to that has made me sick before. this guy needs to go find a wet floor sign and slip or something better than this to file a lawsuit.

John Scruggs
John Scruggs

He's a scumbag with a lawyer who specializes in scumbagery.

Nathan Embree
Nathan Embree

Lots of fakers go to the hospital. Especially fakers who file lawsuits.

Jo Nadani
Jo Nadani

A placebo eating pussy, looking for a quick score to buy more edibles. A plain and simple fucktard.

Elizabeth Bedford
Elizabeth Bedford

Are you seriously comparing tainted cantaloupes to a fucking plant? yup, you are!

Lynn Stiles
Lynn Stiles

Was he tested for thc in his system? What were the results ?

Becca Feiner
Becca Feiner

My cat and I would like y'all to stop using "pussy" as an insult. Either it's a sleek predator, or it's something capable of pushing out bowling-ball sized humans. ;)

Becca Feiner
Becca Feiner

Agreed, one way or another something real did get ingested. But I don't understand what he was even doing taking chocolate samples in a pot pavilion if he isn't into pot.

Becca Feiner
Becca Feiner

Well, his personal description does start with "dildo."

Becca Feiner
Becca Feiner

Why on earth would you eat a chocolate sample from a pot vendor if you're not interested in pot? Why would you even be in that area? I don't care for it at all, headache from being near the smoke and allergic throat swelling from too much of it, which is a lot more than a lot of folks who don't want pot, but still, I can't see even visiting the pavilion if you want to be sure you are not exposed.

Lindsey Scott
Lindsey Scott

There's not enough info to know yet. I don't assume he's lying. It's also possible someone, maybe even an employee, deliberately did this. I'm suspicious of the huge doses these people received too. I smell a rat. Either a pro or anti pot person seems to have done this by accident or to create chaos. Placebo effect can't explain the blood tests. It's either a smear on the pit industry or a crazy pro pot activist spiked these for unknown reasons.

JJames Wallace
JJames Wallace

I mean you can get some strong ones but I stay smoking dabs all day ..and then there's this fuckin guy. Smfh

JJames Wallace
JJames Wallace

Weak ass fucker.. This dudes such a Lil bitch, those things are weak and mainly made for "old ppl" so they don't have to smoke ..Dr's word's not mine

Cody Lott
Cody Lott

St8 up pussy some body should force feed him enough till he really get sick or force feed the to me I wont complain jus take a pepto lol

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Pics or it didn't happen.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

How do they ALL test THC positive from a placebo, you ignorant fucktard?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

The vendor -- LivWell -- LIED to them and said there was no THC.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@LindaLee Law "The laws are working well here in Colorado."


LOL!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@LindaLee Law "I spoke to an organizer of an up coming event and he suggested this guy was paid"


I spoke to Jesus, he suggested you're Crazy!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

How many stupid stoners have no fucking clue what a placebo is?



samhulin
samhulin

People like you (hostile and full of false information) do nothing but hurt the legalization movement. Could you possibly just shut up? I would appreciate it. 

samhulin
samhulin

Edibles are totally not just for the old. If you have found they don't work, you either aren't taking enough because of your tolerance or whoever you get yours from doesn't properly decarb the bud. Granted, it takes me 300+ mg to feel it, it is a longer lasting and much more mellow high. Great for taking a nap. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay

@samhulin You know he can't read your comments right?  If you want him to shut up you probably should go on facebook and tell him.  This is me telling you this even though I do it on a daily basis mind you.


hth

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