What were these kids smoking? Oh wait. I think we know. Two University of Colorado Boulder students were arrested after feeding their classmates -- and their professor-- pot brownies. I don't even think Jeff Spicoli would have tried that. The reefer-laced brownies sickened their professor and seven classmates. The students have been arrested. Bummer, man.
Colorado recently passed Amendment 64, making recreational pot use legal. That doesn't mean, however, that you can go around feeding it to whomever you like without their permission. And if this is the first stunt that Amendment 64 is going to cause, I feel bad for the residents of Colorado.
I'm sure we'll hear a lot more wacky news about pot smokers out of this state before the Amendment is reconsidered. I personally shudder at the idea of getting on the road with a bunch of high people driving. One could argue that they would have done it anyway, whether or not the drug was legal, but I tend to err on the side of trying to make things more difficult for people who might be inclined to do something stupid.
At any rate, feeding unsuspecting people pot is no laughing matter -- even if they are laughing. The professor, who was reportedly nodding in and out of consciousness, and was taken to the hospital. Not everyone reacts to marijuana well. What might be a good ol' time for one person might be a bad ride of sickness, paranoia, respiratory issues, and other unpleasant effects for another. Plus it just seems to be the height of irresponsibility to feed unsuspecting people brownies. What if one or more of those students got up, left class, and went to drive home?
I hope the kids who did this are given some serious punishment and realize that this kind of thing isn't cool, man.
Have you ever eaten pot brownies by mistake? Or on purpose?
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