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   60-year-old man visiting Colorado buys a pot brownie and eats it BEFORE driving to the mountains. With predictable results. "When they asked him to turn off his car, he instead tried pushing buttons on his dashboard"

27 Nov 2012 07:45 AM   |   6918 clicks   |   Boulder Daily Camera
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kim jong-un     
100 other men drank enough alcohol to kill an ox, and when asked to turn off the car, vomited at the officer and soiled themselves while trying to kick the cop standing 4' away.

27 Nov 2012 07:52 AM
SDRR     
So?
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27 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
Lunaville     
Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

27 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
Petit_Merdeux     
See? Ya got these guys getting all potted up on weed and then getting behind the wheel! This will be the end of us!

27 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Old and busted: Running down to Mexico/Caribean for Cuban cigars
New Hotness: Running off to California to smoke pot.

27 Nov 2012 07:53 AM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Ooops...i meant Colorado.

27 Nov 2012 07:54 AM
LewDux     
I can't stop my car here, this is buttons don't work country

27 Nov 2012 07:55 AM
T.M.S.     

Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.


Eating pot is an entirely different thing than smoking it. Whenever you see a real freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house it's always a tourist that overdid the space cake.

27 Nov 2012 07:56 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
maybe it was the oxygen that also affected Obama's performance supposedly at the first debate.

27 Nov 2012 07:57 AM
dopekitty74     

Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.


It's because he ate it. Edibles tend to zonk you worse. I can toke and drive fine, but if i eat brownies, i'm on the couch all day...

27 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
Nurglitch     
I remember eating a pile of cookies back in school, the night before a busy Friday. I spent the entire day shuffling from seminar to lecture to colloquium retardedly high. It's one thing to get high for an hour after work when you want to, and it's another thing to have to function when you're high as fark. Some people get used to it, and I wasn't used to it. I suspect the driver in this article wasn't either.

27 Nov 2012 08:00 AM
KrispyKritter     
well i'm jealous, because that's just snack cake deluxe right there. bring it on, with a tasty hot cuppa cuppa coffee, i'm a happy guy. -- some late 50s early 60s cars had push button dash boards (transmission). grampy musta been higher than a kite.

/wonder if mile high comics is still in business.

27 Nov 2012 08:00 AM
Onkel Buck     

T.M.S.: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

Eating pot is an entirely different thing than smoking it. Whenever you see a real freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house it's always a tourist that overdid the space cake.


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27 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
SDRR     

T.M.S.: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

Eating pot is an entirely different thing than smoking it. Whenever you see a real freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house it's always a tourist that overdid the space cake.


I have never seen a freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house, but it sounds entertaining as hell. Got any video? LOL.

27 Nov 2012 08:02 AM
Vinaigre     
This is what happens when you let Floridians into your state.

27 Nov 2012 08:02 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
That's how I turn off my Audi

27 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
Lunaville     

dopekitty74: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

It's because he ate it. Edibles tend to zonk you worse. I can toke and drive fine, but if i eat brownies, i'm on the couch all day...


So, if my sisters wanted to lower their risk of emphysema, they would increase their risk of inebriation. I have, in the past,urged them to make brownies or something because of the emphysema risk. They have been polite with no eye rolling or other rude behavior. I would maybe worry less if we didn't have a family history that seems to indicate that we are prone to develop emphysema faster and easier than people from other families.
I wish they could buy the substance/s derived from pot that they need in a pill form. Not that I don't manage to worry about that possibility as well. I worry that pharmaceutical companies won't be content unless they manage to derive some drug from marijuana that is truly addictive. Sometimes I suspect that's why marijuana has not yet been legalized: not enough potential for customers who can't turn away to suit the corporate world. I'm probably just being a goofball on that count though.

27 Nov 2012 08:13 AM
Embden.Meyerhof     
Yes, eating cannabis food-products can be considerably more potent than other intake methods. The reason is is because it's harder to control your dose (due to the delay in onset) and eating certain other foods can help or hinder the uptake of the material. It also lasts longer. I can smoke/vape all day long and never really get above an [8], but give me a couple well made brownies and I'm down for the count.

27 Nov 2012 08:14 AM
Embden.Meyerhof     

Lunaville: I wish they could buy the substance/s derived from pot that they need in a pill form.



Extract the cannabis into a coconut oil, just like you're cooking, then put the oil into gelcaps with a pill-assembling device. All of this (except the cannabis) can be found on amazon.

27 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
cbcs     

dopekitty74: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

It's because he ate it. Edibles tend to zonk you worse. I can toke and drive fine, but if i eat brownies, i'm on the couch all day...


So you can toke and drive fine? Make sure to explain that to the judge. I'd hate for him to mistake you as someone who was impaired.
Moron.

27 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
Neondistraction     

Lunaville: So, if my sisters wanted to lower their risk of emphysema, they would increase their risk of inebriation.


Well ideally they would be prepared for the increased effect and would then consume a smaller amount. It sounds like the jackass in the article ate way too much of some medical grade stuff and got knocked on his ass.

They could also try using a vaporizer. If used properly there is no smoke, and I can say from personal experience it is MUCH easier on the lungs.

27 Nov 2012 08:20 AM
Neondistraction     

Embden.Meyerhof: Lunaville: I wish they could buy the substance/s derived from pot that they need in a pill form.


Extract the cannabis into a coconut oil, just like you're cooking, then put the oil into gelcaps with a pill-assembling device. All of this (except the cannabis) can be found on amazon.


Also, I believe most medical dispensaries sell it in both pill and oil forms. But of course that only helps if you live in a state that allows it.

27 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
ComicBookGuy     
SDRR: T.M.S.: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

Eating pot is an entirely different thing than smoking it. Whenever you see a real freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house it's always a tourist that overdid the space cake.

I have never seen a freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house, but it sounds entertaining as hell. Got any video? LOL.


Having lived in Amsterdam four months, I can tell you TMS doesn't know what he's talking about.

27 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
skinink     
This story is bought to you by spokesman Huff.

27 Nov 2012 08:28 AM
Lunaville     

Neondistraction: Embden.Meyerhof: Lunaville: I wish they could buy the substance/s derived from pot that they need in a pill form.


Extract the cannabis into a coconut oil, just like you're cooking, then put the oil into gelcaps with a pill-assembling device. All of this (except the cannabis) can be found on amazon.

Also, I believe most medical dispensaries sell it in both pill and oil forms. But of course that only helps if you live in a state that allows it.


No, we don't. Prison is another thing I worry about quite a bit. That and what the effect on nieces/nephews might be if there is an encounter with law enforcement. I don't think they'd use a vaporizer because each of these siblings has a young child, but I suppose if the child is at school it might work. And the suggestion above to make pills with coconut oil seems reasonable. I'll pass these on.

27 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
atomic-age     

Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.


Yes, ingested cannabis can.

I call

Nurglitch: I remember eating a pile of cookies back in school, the night before a busy Friday. I spent the entire day shuffling from seminar to lecture to colloquium retardedly high. It's one thing to get high for an hour after work when you want to, and it's another thing to have to function when you're high as fark. Some people get used to it, and I wasn't used to it. I suspect the driver in this article wasn't either.


bullshiat on the notion that he showed up from FL and walked into a dispensary and bought edibles there.

Dispensary edibles are ridiculously strong, particularly those made from sativa.

27 Nov 2012 08:30 AM
HST's Dead Carcass    [TotalFark]  
Here's the thing most people fail to understand, even Colorado residence: Pot is a controlled substance in the same way Alcohol is. One of my co-workers said now that pot is legal, people are gonna be sparking up joints in the smoking area. I told him they won't be, and his defense was: What's stopping them? I asked him how many people go into the smoking area and chug a beer on break or do shots at their desk? His answer: No one... but pot is different!

Pot is not different. People will not be showing up to work high if they like their job, it's just like showing up to work drunk. All the social norms and all the same rules apply to pot as they do alcohol. You can get a DUI for being high and driving. DUI is Driving Under the INFLUENCE. It doesn't state just being drunk, it means under the influence of anything, it could be booze, pot or even prescription pills.

I honestly don't know why people are making a big deal about this, it's like the teetotalers that were acting out against booze in the 1920's. In my opinion, booze should be illegal and pot should be legal.

27 Nov 2012 08:33 AM
Icetech3     
ugh..i am for legalizing weed.. but morons like this should just be shot..

BTW.. for anyone that hasn't eaten weed edibles before... they fark YOU UP.. and for 8-12 hours not just 2 like smoking... i wouldn't even leave the house on edibles..

27 Nov 2012 08:36 AM
Icetech3     

Icetech3: ugh..i am for legalizing weed.. but morons like this should just be shot..

BTW.. for anyone that hasn't eaten weed edibles before... they fark YOU UP.. and for 8-12 hours not just 2 like smoking... i wouldn't even leave the house on edibles..


EDIT: And i push a button on my dash to start/stop my engine... don't see the issue there....

I would have edited my original post.. but for some reason edit is still broken here.... i can't believe how bad the coder for this site is...

27 Nov 2012 08:37 AM
probesport     
He can't pull over any more.

27 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
babysealclubber     

Icetech3: Icetech3: ugh..i am for legalizing weed.. but morons like this should just be shot..

BTW.. for anyone that hasn't eaten weed edibles before... they fark YOU UP.. and for 8-12 hours not just 2 like smoking... i wouldn't even leave the house on edibles..

EDIT: And i push a button on my dash to start/stop my engine... don't see the issue there....

I would have edited my original post.. but for some reason edit is still broken here.... i can't believe how bad the coder for this site is...


This isn't Reddit, you can't go back and edit posts.

27 Nov 2012 08:39 AM
T.M.S.     

SDRR: T.M.S.: Lunaville: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad? Or was this driver drunk? Or senile? Two of my four siblings use pot to control chronic stomach pain and neither of them has ever mentioned any debilitation like the article describes, but then maybe they wouldn't tell me if they thought I would worry.

Eating pot is an entirely different thing than smoking it. Whenever you see a real freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house it's always a tourist that overdid the space cake.

I have never seen a freak out in an Amsterdam coffee house, but it sounds entertaining as hell. Got any video? LOL.


It is certainly amusing. Usually it's tourists that are afraid to smoke so they go for the "brownies". The label clearly says not to eat the whole thing at once and reminds the stoner it takes a relatively long time to get high from the cake. But people think its not working so they eat the whole thing while their friends are getting baked from smoking. A short time later the smokers want to go to the RLD or a museum and the brownie eater wants to go to the hospital.

No video. Sorry.

27 Nov 2012 08:52 AM
JackieRabbit     
They should have breathalyzed him. He was drunk. Pot does not have this kind of effect. The falling to sleep I can understand, but not the incoherence and stumbling, etc.

27 Nov 2012 08:54 AM
glassgnome     
Dear rest of the country,

Colorado brownies are strong. Do not eat half the brownie at a time. Don't even think about eating the whole thing. Hell, we make chocolate chip cookies that can send you into an 8 hour bliss-coma. Just because you don't feel anything right away does not mean you won't be catatonic in an hour. Watch your ass.

Signed,
The residents of Colorado who've started bringing you the finest ganja in the land. Consume responsibly ;)

27 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
susler     
OMFG, Reillegalize it; quick.

27 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
T.M.S.     

HST's Dead Carcass: Here's the thing most people fail to understand, even Colorado residence: Pot is a controlled substance in the same way Alcohol is. One of my co-workers said now that pot is legal, people are gonna be sparking up joints in the smoking area. I told him they won't be, and his defense was: What's stopping them? I asked him how many people go into the smoking area and chug a beer on break or do shots at their desk? His answer: No one... but pot is different!

Pot is not different. People will not be showing up to work high if they like their job, it's just like showing up to work drunk. All the social norms and all the same rules apply to pot as they do alcohol. You can get a DUI for being high and driving. DUI is Driving Under the INFLUENCE. It doesn't state just being drunk, it means under the influence of anything, it could be booze, pot or even prescription pills.

I honestly don't know why people are making a big deal about this, it's like the teetotalers that were acting out against booze in the 1920's. In my opinion, booze should be illegal and pot should be legal.


I agree with all that except for the bolded part. I love my job and I love working high sometimes.

27 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
Abox     

babysealclubber: This isn't Reddit, you can't go back and edit posts.



Or almost any other message board on the internet.

27 Nov 2012 08:58 AM
Taylor Mental     
B-b-but booooooooooze! I love the hysterically irrational comments from pot heads any time this topic comes up. I personally think weed should be legalized for a plethora of good reasons, but being less harmful than alcohol is the dumbest argument you can make in my opinion. As with any mind altering substance just because you think you can function normally under the influence doesn't mean you actually can. And the over-zealous advocacy some people bring to the table is proof of an unhealthy dependence.

I know too many people who use their anger and frustration with our stupid drug policy in the most counter-productive ways and only end up alienating others by crusading against alcohol like some 19th Century religious nut.

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27 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
Mach10     
I have been righteously farked in my time, but MJ has NEVER been able to completely incapacitate me. I'm sure everyone is different, but I've always been able to operate simple devices, even if I was too unsteady to walk properly

/never driven high
//Prefer the hike to 7-11 for doritos
///listening to the music in my head
////Holy shiat, I'm wearing earbuds? When the hell did I get an ipod?
//Damn, I'm hungry, wonder if they have spicy Nacho Cheese?
//How much damn further is it?

27 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
Jorn the Younger     
We need to replace the entire "driving under the influence" concept.

Assemble a panel of experts- doctors, professional drivers, some police officers, and heck, the chaps from Top Gear, and have them determine a set of standards for driving safely. Awareness, reaction time, things like that.

Create a roadside test police officers can give. You fail the test? Driving While Impaired, Ticket, maybe tow your car, points on license, what-have-you.

It doesn't matter if you fail the test because your drunk, stoned, or tripping balls. Prescription meds, non-prescription meds, if you're too old or just because you're sleepy.

/But.. Doug Prepcourse died 20 years ago

27 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
FLMountainMan    [TotalFark]  

kim jong-un: 100 other men drank enough alcohol to kill an ox, and when asked to turn off the car, vomited at the officer and soiled themselves while trying to kick the cop standing 4' away.


It only took one post for the "b-b-b-but alchohol" post? That may be a new record.

27 Nov 2012 09:01 AM
Jorn the Younger     

Taylor Mental: B-b-but booooooooooze! I love the hysterically irrational comments from pot heads any time this topic comes up. I personally think weed should be legalized for a plethora of good reasons, but being less harmful than alcohol is the dumbest argument you can make in my opinion. As with any mind altering substance just because you think you can function normally under the influence doesn't mean you actually can. And the over-zealous advocacy some people bring to the table is proof of an unhealthy dependence.

I know too many people who use their anger and frustration with our stupid drug policy in the most counter-productive ways and only end up alienating others by crusading against alcohol like some 19th Century religious nut.

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It's not "because it's less dangerous than alcohol" it's because it's less dangerous than alcohol which is legal. Or are you seeing people argue that pot should be legal and booze not?

27 Nov 2012 09:03 AM
Mach10     

FLMountainMan: kim jong-un: 100 other men drank enough alcohol to kill an ox, and when asked to turn off the car, vomited at the officer and soiled themselves while trying to kick the cop standing 4' away.

It only took one post for the "b-b-b-but alchohol" post? That may be a new record.


Impaired == Impaired.

Cause is not as important as effect.

27 Nov 2012 09:05 AM
TallyGirl     
Can pot really mess up a driver this bad?

Yes, when you're used to crappy Florida weed and finally get the good stuff.

27 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
Lunaville     

Taylor Mental: B-b-but booooooooooze! I love the hysterically irrational comments from pot heads any time this topic comes up. I personally think weed should be legalized for a plethora of good reasons, but being less harmful than alcohol is the dumbest argument you can make in my opinion. As with any mind altering substance just because you think you can function normally under the influence doesn't mean you actually can. And the over-zealous advocacy some people bring to the table is proof of an unhealthy dependence.

I know too many people who use their anger and frustration with our stupid drug policy in the most counter-productive ways and only end up alienating others by crusading against alcohol like some 19th Century religious nut.

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/hot


The original prohibitionists were inspired by their work with domestic violence victims. They heard so often "He's like two people.When he's not drinking, he's good and kind." They thought outlawing alcohol would drastically reduce domestic violence and poverty. And, if you think about it, even now women are inclined to describe their abusive partners as victims of a personality altering substance/addiction. How often do you hear a victim of abuse state "Yeah, he's just as a$$hole."

27 Nov 2012 09:21 AM
Lunaville     

TallyGirl: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad?

Yes, when you're used to crappy Florida weed and finally get the good stuff.


My sister in Florida claims she can tell the difference between American grown and imported pot. She says that a lot of pot in Florida is imported and is substandard. Her descriptor, I believe, was 'weak'.

27 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
topcon     
I bet they found a bunch of used pot needles in his car.

27 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
Taylor Mental     

Jorn the Younger: It's not "because it's less dangerous than alcohol" it's because it's less dangerous than alcohol which is legal. Or are you seeing people argue that pot should be legal and booze not?


I'm saying both should be legal and that argument is the worst of all because a) It's unpersuasive insofar as it's totally subjective. Everyone reacts to different substances in different ways. Not everyone who drinks becomes an alcoholic and dangerous to society. And not everyone who smokes weed becomes docile and sleepy and; b) there are far better arguments that don't alienate those with no dog in the fight and who can reasonably discuss the issue.

27 Nov 2012 09:26 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

Lunaville: TallyGirl: Can pot really mess up a driver this bad?

Yes, when you're used to crappy Florida weed and finally get the good stuff.

My sister in Florida claims she can tell the difference between American grown and imported pot. She says that a lot of pot in Florida is imported and is substandard. Her descriptor, I believe, was 'weak'.


marijuana don't try it at all!

27 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
Skirl Hutsenreiter     

Neondistraction: Lunaville: So, if my sisters wanted to lower their risk of emphysema, they would increase their risk of inebriation.

Well ideally they would be prepared for the increased effect and would then consume a smaller amount. It sounds like the jackass in the article ate way too much of some medical grade stuff and got knocked on his ass.

They could also try using a vaporizer. If used properly there is no smoke, and I can say from personal experience it is MUCH easier on the lungs.


I'm sure he got way too greedy. They usually sell brownies in multi-dose sizes, yet the cops found him with just crumbs AND a joint.

But if he really went to a dispensary he should've known better. As an out of stater, though, he can't get a card (64 isn't in effect yet), so he probably bought it off a resident with one.

27 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
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