Eight on Fire Island sickened by pot ...

Eight on Fire Island sickened by pot brownies

There are 154 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 8, 2008, titled Eight on Fire Island sickened by pot brownies. In it, Newsday reports that:

Eight people on Fire Island were transported by helicopter and boat to local hospitals, where they were treated for respiratory and gastric distress after eating brownies the victims said were laced with ...

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cat

Edison, NJ

#24 Jul 8, 2008
And who made this brownies? I get high on chocolate-who needs pot! Did they buy them in a hippie bakery. Did one of the renters get creative....what???? Someone had to do it.
Chocolate-Pot brownies make you sick....?
Just Saying

Laurel, MD

#25 Jul 8, 2008
So who baked the brownies?

Isn't that a pertinent FACT that should be reported by the media?

Then again, this is Newsday, so never mind.
Gary

Ridgewood, NY

#26 Jul 8, 2008
There is no way that they should have had respiratory problems from eating pot. There is way more to this story than is being reported here. Another great job, Newsday!
The truth hurts

Stony Brook, NY

#27 Jul 8, 2008
Maybe they forgot to mention that the brownies had nuts in them. If they had nuts in them, and they were dumb enough to eat the the brownies with pot and had a nut allergy, then it could very possibly be true that they could have had a respiratory problem...nuts I tell you....
BlueCollar

Haines City, FL

#28 Jul 8, 2008
It is better if you smoke it. Why don't they just legalize it already? I would like some of those hash brownies and a dube of hydro, but I guess I am dreaming.
AL Sharpton

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Jul 8, 2008
I think they were packing the fudge first then smoke it. Remember it's Fire Island "Boys Town"
Otto and George

Englewood, CO

#30 Jul 8, 2008
I call shenanigans!!! How much of a lightweight are you if you overdose on pot brownies? I would have walked down to the beach for a midnight swim, stoned as a beejeezus!!! I'm over here now!!!
Joe

Indian Trail, NC

#31 Jul 8, 2008
It was those damn KEEBLER ELVES!!!
Long Island

New York, NY

#32 Jul 8, 2008
This is proof that people grow old but don't always grow up!
This was just plain stupid.
Len

New York, NY

#33 Jul 8, 2008
BlueCollar wrote:
It is better if you smoke it. Why don't they just legalize it already?
Because if the Federal Gov't did, then they would have to admit that they'd been LYING to the public about marijuana for OVER 70 YEARS !!! So regardless of the good it would actually do, it'll probably never happen.
Just Wondering

Saratoga Springs, NY

#34 Jul 8, 2008
sHORT bUS bOB wrote:
Poy Brownies?
You have to go to Hawaii for those.
Rodney King

Elmhurst, NY

#35 Jul 8, 2008
sHORT bUS bOB wrote:
Poy Brownies? What decade is this?
what, are in Hawaii?
Sweet C

Garden City, NY

#37 Jul 8, 2008
Whimps.....they should have just smoked it like normal people.

Beanz The Cat

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Stony Brook, NY

#38 Jul 8, 2008
Shoulda used cat-nip!
JSKnow

Niceville, FL

#39 Jul 8, 2008
I don't know what made these people sick but it wasn't marijuana. Pot is non-toxic and has never killed anyone in history. It's safety was recorded in this statement:

In 1988, after reviewing all evidence brought forth in a lawsuit against the government's prohibition of medical marijuana, the DEA's own administrative law judge (Judge Francis Young) wrote:
"The evidence in this record clearly shows that marijuana has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision. It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the Drug Enforcement Administration to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence." Judge Francis Young of the Drug Enforcement Administration went on to say: "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known. In strict medical terms, marijuana is safer than many foods we commonly consume." Judge Young recommended that the DEA allow marijuana to be prescribed as medicine, but the DEA has refused.

...and in this statement:

On March 22, 1972: The Richard Nixon-appointed, 13-member National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse recommended the decriminalization of marijuana, concluding, "[Marijuana's] relative potential for harm to the vast majority of individual users and its actual impact on society does not justify a social policy designed to seek out and firmly punish those who use it."

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Victoria Lace

Buffalo, NY

#40 Jul 8, 2008
AL Sharpton wrote:
I think they were packing the fudge first then smoke it. Remember it's Fire Island "Boys Town"
Rev. Sharpton, shame on you!! Yes, the boys rule Fire Island, but I remember seeing you there on several occasions, with that splendid red Speedo...you were 'packing heat' too!! The gays know the ways...

Pot Brownies, must have been on the cheap side of the island..
Mister 411

United States

#41 Jul 8, 2008
Long Island wrote:
This is proof that people grow old but don't always grow up!
This was just plain stupid.
Lighten up Francis!!
Worse

Shoreham, NY

#42 Jul 8, 2008
It could have been worse. They could have ingested something else. After all - it is Fire Island.
america

Hauppauge, NY

#43 Jul 8, 2008
Honestly, this is the first time i have ever heard of neone getting sick from Trees, eating or smokin 'em. But hey i guess theres a first for everything, it was prob just a ytihs batch of brownie mix.

Im gunna lie, iv never gotten sick over trees, especially special brownies, all you need is a cold glass of milk. And pot-butter is execellent on bread. trust me.:-p
america

Hauppauge, NY

#44 Jul 8, 2008
oh and by the way, that is supposed to say not gunna lie.....dont mind me im just completely zooted, toasted, burnt, what ever kids call these days....

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