Pot Rules – NYTimes.com

Maureen Dowd
Maureen Dowd

WASHINGTON — IN the last chapter, I covered how not to get high. In this one, I will cover how to get high.

After my admission that I did a foolish thing in Denver — failing to realize that consuming a single square, about a quarter, of a pot candy bar was dicey for an edibles virgin — many in the pot industry upbraided me for doing a foolish thing.

Justin Hartfield is the California founder of Marijuana.com and Weedmaps.com (a sort of Yelp for pot), and an entrepreneur involved in some of the nation’s top marijuana-technology companies. As The Wall Street Journal noted in a profile last March, the 30-year-old former high school pot dealer wants to be “the Philip Morris of pot.”


Rima NYT Comment SmallI wrote two comments in response to this op-ed:

TPM’s piece, entitled “The Lessons Maureen Dowd’s Weed Sherpa Wants Everyone To Take From Her Bad Trip” begins thusly:

“Matt Brown, co-founder of My 420 Tours in Denver, spent several hours guiding New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd through the ins and outs of Colorado’s legal marijuana industry back in January.””

Assuming Brown did warn Maureen about what constitutes too much and the difference between edible and inhaled pot, the main lesson one should draw from Maureen’s great bad adventure is that some people just don’t listen or read, or won’t.

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In the long term, we need to change the way we approach alcohol and drug education, as well as how we approach parenting, not necessarily in what we tell our kids, but how we behave. As a society, we talk a lot about people who abuse alcohol and drugs, but we don’t talk about how to use either. 

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