TAMPA — A Tampa man says edible marijuana caused him to try to exit a plane mid-flight and then assault passengers and crew in July. Joseph Hudek IV was on a Delta flight from Seattle to Beijing when he tried to open a door and then punched an attendant and passenger who were helping to subdue him. In an affidavit, Hudek said he ingested the drugs in Seattle just before getting on the plane. "My understanding is that it was legal to buy and consume marijuana in the state," he wrote. "After purchasing the edible marijuana, I ate it." That was enough for a
Comments: If you want your life to be simple and anonymous, avoid freaking out on commercial airliners. People doing crack, meth, PCP, etc., or else are extremely drunk, are the ones who bust up the joint and get taken away in handcuffs. Marijuana does not cause aggressive behavior. Hudek was on something stronger than pot.
but the candy turned out to be marijuana candy, and it doesn´t take much in the way of edibles to get a good buzz on.
So MoDo had to retire to her hotel room and rest off the high. She writes: "I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the room-service waiter knocked and I didn´t answer, he´d call the police and have me arrested for being unable to handle my candy." (As any writer worth his salt would know, that´s a great sentence.)
And "As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me." We´ve tried to tell you this for year, hon, but you didn´t believe us until you ate that candy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8dK0iEzi1M ("Too High" Stevie Wonder, during his peak period of the mid-70s)
One writer with some experience in the pot business found out MoDo´s actual candy dosage, and calculated that she had eaten about 90 times more than she should have. This stuff shouldn´t be trifled with; it isn´t Werther´s hard caramels. It´s potent. No wonder Ms. Dowd had to go to bed. If you take a 9 overdose of anything else, including aspirin, you will die. Marijuana isn´t toxic in that way. If you get too high, just lie down and try not to freak out. The Yes Album works for me.
Either you are responsible for your actions or you should be locked up where you can´t do harm to yourself or others. This jerk choose to OD on marijuana he deserves to have the book thrown at him for his actions.
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