Hemployment compensation

Overdid it on the marijuana-laced baked goods, did you? You’re getting no sympathy here:

“The packages of edibles are labeled that they contain marijuana, but once they’re out of the package, they’re indistinguishable from a brownie or lollipop bought at a grocery store,” he said.

Having been to Amsterdam last year, I’m gonna call bullshit on that. I had never had pot before in my life and I knew good and well that what I might or might not have eaten was not a normal brownie. It stinks. And it doesn’t taste good. So I’ve heard, anyway. I will assume that a lollipop also stinks and tastes nasty. Pot edibles are not eaten because they are yummy. Kids might still pick some up and eat them anyway (kids with no taste) but if an adult is fed these unbeknownst to them they are simply a dunderhead who has no sensory awareness at all. And the state should have zero responsibility to protect dunderheads or people who don’t follow instructions.

The problem with that, of course, is that we keep electing dunderheads, and they have a tendency to protect their own.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 May 2014 · 3:15 pm

    I will say – and I realize this marks me as exceptionally naive – but I always wondered about whether it was distinguishable or not, and whether I might by accident ingest something I’d rather not. So apparently the answer is “No, you’d know.”

  2. McGehee »

    2 May 2014 · 5:33 pm

    I have reason to wonder whether I’d notice anything besides the taste. If I eat ordinary brownies under certain circumstances I get a noticeable and unpleasant sugar high.

  3. Nicole »

    2 May 2014 · 8:20 pm

    The only way I can think someone would not notice something odd would be if they’d never had a normal brownie before. Perhaps it is merely my vast experience with normal brownies that colors my opinion in this realm. :)

  4. Roger Green »

    3 May 2014 · 3:38 am

    I HAVE eaten a hash brownie, back in the 1980s. I did NOT know. Ah, I see a blogpost in my future…

  5. fillyjonk »

    3 May 2014 · 7:23 am

    Ah, Nicole. That means I better keep practicing eating the normal kind so I could be sure of detecting the other kind….

  6. CGHill »

    3 May 2014 · 12:21 pm

    If someone serves me hash, it had better be based on corned beef.

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