Too many weed brownies lead to some vacationers calling the cops. Ontario police were called to a cottage in Northern Bruce Peninsula after a group of people renting the home reported feeling sick for unknown reasons. Provincial police constable Adam Belanger says he initially thought it was carbon monoxide poisoning, but testing from the fire department ruled that out.
Officers then learned that one of the vacationers baked cannabis-infused brownies and of the 10 people in the cottage, only those who ate the dessert were feeling ill. Police didn’t file any charges, but this is a good reminder that eating an edible has a different onset and effect than smoking cannabis. It can take up to two and a half hours after ingesting the treat for the user to feel the effects, which last longer and are more intense than smoking.
With cannabis legalization rapidly spreading, more stories about edible overindulgence are being reported, so next time you’re in a legal spot and eat an edible, remember to take it slow. And when your heart starts racing and the anxiety kicks in, just try to hold on, enjoy the ride and don’t call the police — we promise you’re not dying.