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Star newspaper columnist visits Colorado, tries marijuana edible, freaks out

By Dalton Walker Updated: June 4, 2014 at 11:57 am

The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd visited Colorado recently to write about marijuana and to apparently try a weed edible, and her experience has gone viral.

Popular websites like Huffington Post and Gawker have mentioned the column, which was originally published online June 3. The column is titled: “Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude”.

Here are a few headlines.

“Maureen Dowd Tries Edible Marijuana And Has A Really, Really Bad Trip” – Huffington Post

“New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd is Very Bad at Getting High” – Gawker

“Maureen Dowd on pot candy bar: ‘I became convinced that I had died’” – USA Today

Dowd wrote that she tried a caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar. After not feeling a thing, she kept eating.

Here is where the column gets interesting.

“What could go wrong with a bite or two? Everything, as it turned out. Not at first. For an hour, I felt nothing.

“But then I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn’t move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the room-service waiter knocked and I didn’t answer, he’d call the police and have me arrested for being unable to handle my candy. “

The next day, Dowd shared her edible experience with an edible pro in an interview and was told that “novices” are supposed to cut the bar into 16 pieces.

“…but that recommendation hadn’t been on the label,” she wrote.

Read more of the article here.

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