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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
Well the stroke could have been triggered by high blood pressure.
Pot could have caused a blood pressure spike. Its possible.
But there was probably in fact definitely other underlying issues.
At the end of the day pots still a heck of a lot safer than Alcohol or even caffeine.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Anyafaj
I have never heard of anything like this happening PURELY because a brownie containing pot has been consumed. This individual must have had some sort of underlying, not to mention EXCEPTIONALLY rare condition, or has an exceptionally rare expression of a condition, rare or otherwise.
I am going to say this just the once. It is IMPOSSIBLE for a person to die, or nearly die, or even come down with something as serious as this, as a result of consuming pot, by any method, unless they have a serious underlying condition.
Also, I have to say, if the story is accurate with regard to the idea that this young lady had no idea there was pot in the brownie when she ate it, then a) the person who sold it to her should be arrested and thrown in jail for misleading her, and b) the afflicted young lady must have had the most dysfunctional olfactory process in the entire history of human nostril related misadventures.
originally posted by: tastyrawmeat
a reply to: Rexamus
it wasnt the mariguanja it was the demons. Yessir they did come down from the archangel Jabriel and did infect my blessed angel with the aids that came from the devil brownie. And they did play their trumpets oh lord, and the lord appeared and he said "I will destroy your crack hobbit!" and in return you must give me your first born. Ahmen. Hallelujah. And lo and behold their was paralyses, and the demon pot man did appear and he stroked the elbow of all in his prescence, while dressed in a clown costume. He ran away on a tricycle.
originally posted by: TheLieWeLive
I also think she has an unknown (to her) condition. The pot made her blood pressure go up so what if she unknowingly has a disorder such as sickle cell disease and the affects of the pot exacerbated it?
Sickle cell can cause strokes which in return causes paralysis. The convulsions are also a sign of a stroke.
Of course we will never hear a follow up on this story. They would rather leave it with people thinking that weed did this.
originally posted by: DerekJR321
How exactly did they determine it was a "pot laced" brownie?
There is not one recorded incidence of "pot" causing paralysis. Now granted, your body does develop a completely different chemical (11-hydroxy-thc) when you ingest marijuana. So it is possible the girl just had a bad reaction. People often take "edibles" thinking its the same as smoking. It most definitely is NOT.
I wonder if the family is looking for money. Maybe I am cruel for saying that, but the title immediately made me think the SCHOOL sold her the brownie. I'm speculating of course, and I hope the girl gets better. But I somehow doubt that a simple pot brownie could cause someone to become paralyzed and have convulsions.
originally posted by: IvanAstikov
Marijuana has never paralysed anyone... Ever!
I don't know about that. That Nepalese stuff I had one time certainly didn't leave me very active afterwards.
Seven people who filed a lawsuit in a Denver court allege they fell ill after eating THC-laced treats manufactured by Beyond Broadway, a company that markets weed sweets under the Full Melt brand and runs a collection of LivWell medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, where recreational pot became legal last year.
The plaintiffs claim they were told the chocolates didn't contain THC when they ate them at the Pot Pavilion at the Denver County Fair in August. A few hours later, though, they were in hospitals complaining about rapid heart rates, passing out, tunnel vision, and other scary symptoms.
Jordan Coombs's experience was particularly nasty.
"During the drive away from the Denver County Fair, Coombs became so sick that he projectile vomited uncontrollably in his car," the lawsuit claims. "The physicians at the emergency room diagnosed Coombs as overdosing on THC."
At least 56 people called Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center to complain about marijuana-related scares last year. Children's Hospital Colorado admitted at least 14 children younger than 10 for eating marijuana-infused foods last year. Seven of those kids went to the hospital's intensive care unit.
Today's super-strong strains of marijuana make things worse, Levounis added. In the 1990s, it was rare to see a patient incapacitated by pot. Now it's increasingly routine.