Drug war theater, North Carolina edition: Hospital workers feign illness after getting caught eating pot brownies

Source: WISH 8 TV News

"Six employees at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville were treated [sic] in the emergency room after eating cookies and muffins that had been laced with pot. 'These days and times, nothing hardly surprises me anymore,' said William Revell, a Statesville resident. Melvin Tomlin believes it's possible the employees interacted with patients before realizing they were sick [sic]. … Investigators said a worker brought in cookies and muffins that a family member had baked and left them in the kitchen. The worker told police they didn’t know there was THC oil, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis, in the cookies." [editor's note: Being high on marijuana isn't being sick any more than being drunk on alcohol or buzzed on caffeine is. This is just melodramatic horseapples – TLK] (04/05/17)

http://wishtv.com/2017/04/05/hospital-workers-accidentally-ate-pot-brownies/

  • dL

    editor's note: Being high on marijuana isn't being sick any more than being drunk on alcohol or buzzed on caffeine is. This is just melodramatic horseapples – TLK

    Agree. However, I could see s/o not used to being high on pot going to the emergency room in a state of paranoia/fear if that someone ingested a healthy portion of edibles, knowingly or unknowingly.

    • As a general principle, yes, I could see that. But every week or two, I see news stories about mass "illness" from, and emergency "treatment" for, allegedly accidental marijuana consumption. The stories all have the smell of propaganda and are pretty much from a template where "students" or "medical workers" or whatever are filled into the blanks, insert name of local hospital here. I'd bet money they're manufactured as "tips" for reporters by some version of the Pardnership fur a Drug Free MURKA.

      • dL

        pretty much from a template…

        banal concern-mongering cut w/ the baffled opinions of clueless bystanders is the universal filler template of local TV news