During a recent trip to Colorado, Jacob Sullum sat on the cold hard floor of a hotel bathroom in the middle of the night, thinking about Maureen Dowd. The New York Times columnist had been widely mocked for eating too much marijuana-infused chocolate, which left her "curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours." And not in a good way.
Sullum's own marijuana overdose was not nearly so dramatic, he writes. Although edibles are indeed tricky, he says, consumers are not quite as helpless as Dowd portrays them.