Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Problems Of Pot Evangelism

From January 26, 2014 CNN:
(CNN) -- Police in Northern California have arrested an elementary schoolteacher after she allegedly brought marijuana-laced food to an after-hours employee potluck dinner.

Teresa Gilmete Badger, a 47-year-old teacher at Matthew Turner Elementary School in Benicia, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of poisoning after a six-week-long investigation, said Lt. Frank Hartig of the Benicia Police Department.

After the late-November get-together in the Bay Area town, several people reported feeling ill, a police statement said.

"One of the partygoers was rushed to the hospital with severe reactions; she was hospitalized," Hartig told CNN affiliate KPIX. "The very next morning, another partygoer was taken to the hospital, because she continued to feel like she was under the influence of something."
According to the story, Ms. Badger confessed to some of those affected that she had brought food with marijuana in it to the potluck.  This does not sound like an accident.  It used to be said that there is nothing as obnoxious as a reformed smoker, but my experience is that pot evangelists can be worse.  Putting pot in food for a potluck sounds like, "See, if everyone has this experience, they will see how wonderful it is."


Sebastian said...

Yeah, I don't get the evangelism. You don't see drunks wandering around espousing the benefits and joys of alcoholism and drinking.

Christopher B said...

Reading comments on a variety posts by pot advocates has convinced me that they believe 'decriminalization' means pot will have no ill effects, ever.

Sigivald said...

One of the lessons of the 60s drug culture that everyone should have learned by now, especially evangelists, is "it's not cool to dose people".

RS said...

Good thing that prohibition stopped this crime from happening.

Oh, wait.

Clayton said...

California decriminalization possession of small quantities in the late 1970s, and medical marijuana is so loose in California that for practical purposes, prohibition is over.

Christopher B said...


As far as I can tell, the prohibition of murder hasn't stopped that crime, either.

And thanks for providing one more point of evidence that pro-weed people believe decriminalization means people won't do stupid things with legal pot.