Maureen Dowd on pot candy bar: ‘I became convinced that I had died’

Jessica Durando, USA TODAY Network, June 4, 2014

Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the New York Times, told a terrifying story of eating a marijuana-infused candy bar. She was in Denver, Colorado reporting on legalized marijuana.

“’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 site for the next eight hours,’ Dowd said.”

“She goes on to explain how her paranoia deepened, saying the high wore off ‘distressingly slowly.’”

“’I had been convinced that I had died and no one was telling me,” Dowd said.”


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