Edible Marijuana Candies Kill 9 in Colorado, 12 at Coachella

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Denver, Colorado and Coachella Valley, California – Marijuana candies, sold on the street as ‘Uncle Tweety’s Chewy Flipper’ and ‘Gummy Satans’ are taking the country by storm.  Each candy is an emulsification of sweetened Jello, vodka and minced marijuana.  Huffington Post reports that within a week, 9 college students have died from these marijuana candies.

New reports from Coachella confirm one young man has died after eating a handful of these dangerous homebrewed gummies.

Marijuana advocates love to argue that pot is not dangerous.  But breaking down the report from Huffington Post right now reveals the tragic truth:  marijuana is dangerous, especially in candy form.

Let’s take a closer look at the train-wreck caused by this new type of marijuana.

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint.

“We’re seeing hallucinations, they become sick to their stomachs, they throw up, they become dizzy and very anxious,” said Al Bronstein, medical director of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center.

Immediately, we see marijuana in the bloodstream is causing life and death situations to take place.  If pot was still illegal, perhaps neither of the prior stories would have developed.

It is sad that in a country as developed as America, such third world drugs such as marijuana are allowed to exist.

Twenty-six people have reported poisonings from marijuana edibles this year, when the center started tracking such exposures. Six were children who swallowed innocent-looking edibles, most of which were in plain sight.

Children are being addicted to marijuana.  I knew this day would come, when a liberal president allowed a state to legally sell Marijuana Flintstone Vitamins to children.  What are the consequences?  Let us turn to science.

Five of those kids were sent to emergency rooms, and two to hospitals for intensive care, Bronstein said. Children were nauseous and sleepy, and doctors worried about their respiratory systems shutting down.

Supporters of the pot law and some experts counter that alcohol causes far more problems among users, and the issues with pot can be largely addressed through better regulations.

The deaths occurred as Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to create safety regulations for the largely unmonitored marijuana snacks. On Thursday, the Legislature advanced a package of bills that would lower the amount of THC that could be permitted in a serving of food and require more extensive warning labels.

An autopsy report listed marijuana intoxication as a significant contributing factor in the death of 19-year-old Levy Thamba Pongi.

Authorities said Pongi, who traveled from Wyoming to Denver with friends to try and eat marijuana,In the moments before his death, he spoke erratically and threw things around his hotel room.

Toxicologists later found that the cookie Pongi ate contained THC — marijuana’s intoxicating chemical — as one high-quality joints.

Marijuana.  It is one of the most dangerous drugs on Earth.  We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg here, my friends.

For every one joint of marijuana, four teenagers become burdened with pregnancy.  And for every bag of marijuana candy sold, it seems 16 violent crimes in the 16 to 45-year-old cohort break down.

Young men and men who eat these candies are being found to have lower testosterone levels and fits of primal aggression.  They are suffering heart issues and COPD.  I do not even want to scare you parents today on what is being found to happen in young women who smoke and eat marijuana.  The stat about teen pregnancy is enough for you for one day.


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  • What a load of crap. They didn’t die of marijuana, they died of stupidity. One died of a fall, not marijuana. The woman died of a gunshot, not marijuana.
    Do you plan on using the same rational for banning alcohol? That people do stupid things while drunk?

    Meanwhile tens of thousands die from overdosing on legal opiates. Direct deaths caused directly by the drug, not deaths caused by accident or misadventure.
    So many zealots who think they know whats best for everyone else. Last I checked people in the USA are killing each other with guns without getting high. And falling off roofs. Crashing cars.
    At the end of the day marijuana is still THE safest recreational drug, even if hyperbolic spinmeisters like yourself refuse to believe the evidence. No, you have to resort to twisting the truth until it screams.

    No, I don’t use marijuana. But I support adults decision to do so without having their life destroyed by the industrial prison complex.

    By the way, are you paid by the rant from the alcohol lobby? They are terrified their death grip on the legal drug trade will be lost.

  • Connor McLean

    Even though the author has exceptional copy and paste skills, he forgets to mention quite a few things. Those five children who went to the emergency room, all recovered, according to Wang, a clinical instructor with Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as a medical toxicology fellow at the Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center. Every incident regarding marijuana use with children has not ended up with death by overdose. However, you are correct, marijuana edibles can be result in dangerous events such as suicide or shooting your wife in the head. That is because (for inexperienced users), when they do not have knowledge of the amount of marijuana they are ingesting, or that with edibles, it does not kick in right away. Therefore, they ingest more of the marijuana edibles which causes too much stimulus that a lot of people do not know how to handle. As Ted Wright perfectly stated in the beginning comment, “Learn the truth before you speak and your kids will be more likely to believe you in the future. Lie to them and they will never trust you again…” A little research can go a long way.

  • Connor McLean

    Also, if this post was truely correct, don’t you think this would be all over national news… Just think about that as well

  • How in the world do you get that headline? You mention two people, the college student and the guy who shot his wife. Where or who are the other 7 in Colorado or the 12 at Coachella? You are a liar and not even a very good one at that. What was that quote about bearing false witness??

  • The information in this article about how potent and dangerous edibles can be is completely true and not exaggerated at all. How do I know this for sure? My 16 year old son and his friend tried them two weeks ago at a sleep over and had a nightmare of a time. They were hallucinating, vomiting, hearing things, their hearts were racing, they were paranoid to an extreme degree, they thought they were dying and my son experienced extreme pain in his joints–he thought he was having a heart attack. My son put his friend in the shower and that’s how my son’s friend’s mother woke up and saw them. Not only did my son continue to trip for hours and hours, he was still not right at 10 in the morning the next day. The friend’s mother insisted my son tell me everything, so he did. When I told him what the mom told me his face dropped as he realized that he not only tripped but had completely blacked out. He has no recollection of walking down the street to get more edibles because they were convinced they hadn’t worked; he ZERO recollection of putting his friend in the shower. I honestly and completely believe in the power of marijuana as a healing drug for cancer and other things but I really believe it can be super dangerous too and should be administered to sick people as medicine. I was a big pot smoker earlier in my life and now I don’t touch the stuff, and haven’t for decades. Please talk to your children about edibles, they are easy to get, easy to hide, easy to take and easy to overdose.

    • @la

      CLASSIC example of uninformed users getting messed up. You can’t overdose from weed – well you can but you must ingest an absolutely incedible amount for it to dominate your bloodstream enough.

      However, people with weak hearts or weak heads should not over-indulge, as marijuana increases heart rate, and can increase even greater to points of anxiety and paranoia with a weak or inexperienced mind.

      I’ve been through ever type of marijuana related trauma imaginable and even I can say that with proper technique, using marijuana is not only relatively safe compared to other legal drugs (alcohol, tobacco, etc.), it can also be beneficial.

      I do however, understand that excess use can break down a person’s motivation, cause depression, and cause other mental issues. But if taught about how to responsibly use marijuana, none of these things should be an immediate problem, if at all.

      The key is educating, and that doesn’t necessarily mean prohibiting or advocating. Of course, protect your kids, but let them experience as much as they can, while they can. I’m not saying give the kid 5 shots of henny, a weed brownie and a beer bong and tell him to drive 40 miles – I’m just saying, it’s really nobody’s place to tell anyone else but themselves what to do, parent or not. That’s a way angry and rebellious people are bred. Educate and encourage, but refrain from pushing and pulling.

    • “I was a big pot smoker earlier in my life and now I don’t touch the stuff”
      You’re so full of BS, if you had experience with pot in your past that you claim, then you are well aware that what you stated earlier is crap. What else did they take? Booze? From your liquor cabinet? That will make you vomit and hallucinate as well. Why do you feel the need to justify your story with the “I used to do a lot of it so I know what I’m talking about”?

  • Of course this idiot is associated to a church! Mother fucking liar doesn’t even know how to lie… bunch of bullshit twisted news stories with no sources…. lol! If you are really that concerned about teenage pregnancy may be you should work towards banning alcohol first! Stop spewing bullshit asshole, you just look like an ugly, unintelligent old fart.

  • Reefer madness everyone! Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husbands. But seriously, anyone who read this article, please ignore this man’s nonsense. How about society turn they’re attention to our legalized drug pushers: psychiatrist. They’re “meds” are neurotoxic, thc is not.

  • Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor….Thou shalt not covet they neighbors’ goods.

  • This is the biggest load of crap I have ever read. The author should be shot and pissed on. People like this anger me immensely. They have no education on the wonderful cannabis plant and its amazing properties. Not 1 person or animal has ever died from marijuana alone. It is the safest drug in the world and should be fully legalized and be treated with the respect it deserves. It would free up billions of dollars in taxpayers money as well as generate billions in revenue which would help pull our country out of debt. Fuck everyone who disagrees with me because they are a complete waste of life and should not be breathing my precious air.

  • Desperate groping for correlations is what I’d tend to call this. Sounds like nothing here that you don’t see far more of with ANY other drug, including cigarettes. Afterall, how many people have died on the road because their driver or the other cars driver was distracted by either fishing around for, or lighting, a cigarette.

    All the relationships are either something that is more common with Alcohol and hard drugs, or even lack of sleep. Most of the rest are pure conjecture or assigning marijuana the blame for something else that was obviously the cause.

    Nice try but if this is the worst that can be said about it, then legalization is a huge success.

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