This should help the stressed out nurses.
How did they not taste it? It’s so strong that it’s hard to hide.
"They were eating the cake and then the next minute the staff were all off their faces"
Not funny. Criminally dangerous to interfere with critical judgement of nurses where a small error can lead to a patient’s death.
But some in the gutter media still live in the “Carry on…” era when nurses were the butt of sexist and misogynist ridicule.
Another example of the deluge of infantilism overtaking British public discourse, with Boris Johnson at the squalid fountainhead IMO.
I am certainly not white than white, according to my wife, but I don’t have a clue what cannabis smells or tastes like. It seems that I am not alone.
Neither do I. My kids think I’m naive, they’re probably right.
I smoked it once, in Amsterdam, age 65+, just for the “experience”. I passed out completely after ten minutes of cautious drags. My wife, who has hardly ever smoked anything, finished my spliff as well as her own, and said she enjoyed it, but hasn’t smoked since, nor wanted to.
She’s a nurse, and would never accept any gifts from patients or eat on duty, even a chocolate. If she had been fed cannabis by deceit all hell would have been let loose, I kid you not, and a prosecution would have been the least of her “joker’s” problems!
The smell is, to me, aromatic and sweetish, not unpleasant, but for years I was a pipe smoker.
I had a friend who was a district nurse and one of her regular calls was to an old chap who was confined to bed. He always offered her a sugar coated almond from his sweet bowl by the side of his bed which she always politely accepted.
One day the old chaps daughter was with him and when my nurse friend arrived, as usual he offered her a sugar almond. His daughter quickly stepped in to stop my friend from from taking the sweet which my friend thought was rather rude but she politely continued with her visit.
As she was leaving the old chaps daughter caught up with my friend in the kitchen to explain why she had intervened. It seems that the old chap had a soft spot for chocolate sugar coated almonds but his lack of teeth would not let him get any further than sucking the chocolate from his sweets and he would leave the chocolate free sweet in the sweet bowl by his bed !!!
I’m the only person I know who has been to Amsterdam twice and never come across cannabis or the red light district! It comes of being married to a man who would sooner look round the Van Gogh museum and get a coffee in a proper coffee shop.
I wouldn’t have a clue how to get hold of any drugs anywhere other than a medical setting.
“I’m the only person I know who has been to Amsterdam twice and never come across cannabis or the red light district! It comes of being married to a man who would sooner look round the Van Gogh museum and get a coffee in a proper coffee shop.” @Teresaship
It’s possible to do both, Teresa , and it was my wife who insisted on seeing the red light district, twice. The first visit was rather perfunctory as I felt flustered to escort my wife round, especially as she wanted a proper look at the exhibits.
It was, however, very tasteful in the nicest sense of the word, the ‘models’ in the intimate ‘shop windows’ would not IMO have looked out of place in Harrods or Harvey Nichols fashion windows, although minimally clad
Tourist tip: coffee shops do sell coffee and keep the weed under the counter, by law. You have to ask for the ‘menu’ to see what’s on offer, with prices and information on strength and what form it’s in weed-wise…all very straightforward and not all shifty.
As a student nurse in the East End of London in the 1950s I was often given packets of cigarettes by ‘grateful’ patients, usually packets of 10 Players or Senior Service. These were generally regarded as bribes, as the NHS was still a novelty and many people still thought that there must be a catch somewhere, and a gift might secure privileged treatment.
I didn’t smoke in those days and built a tall column of ciggie packets on my wash-stand (we didn’t have running water in our rooms, just a jug and basin).
Lots of our Jewish patients thought I was Jewish, because I spoke a bit of Yiddish, so I often got gifts of food: “My daughter likes you, she’s brought you some gefilte fish…”
Ha haha , I love this! I hope those nurses were less stressed, and not incapacitated, of course. Sorry if this offends anyone, but I was a hippy in the US during the late 60’s and 70’s.
We went to the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Amstel Brewery which offered a free tour followed by free lager(really needed the lager after the boring tour). We just stumbled upon the red light district and cannabis was inescapable…
It’s the same where we live in France, things presumably going on and I miss them.
“Ha ha I love this” @Knitnglo
Sequel to cannabis cake “joke”, Nancy:
From “La Manche Libre 06 juillet 2019’”
‘Two employees at the Cochonou business at St-Symphorien-sur-Coise have been seriously poisoned by eating unknowingly a cannabis cake prepared by a colleague for his leaving ‘do’ on 31 May. One of them lapsed into a coma that lasted 24 hours. Still on sick leave, he has decided to lodge a formal police complaint against his former work-mate.’
Whoa, I agree that is not funny, It seems that cannabis can be more potent when cooked or put in food items. I’ve never heard of any problems from merely smoking, or even better, vaping, the old fashioned way. In my day, people got killed, or in accidents after taking LSD, or other pills, not to mention, drinking too much alcohol.
Good for you, Nancy, to change your mind about adult recklessness and irresponsibility. Being a hippy doesn’t let you off, even if it hurts your feelings to be told off.
There can be absolutely no excuse for dishonestly putting any kind of stupefactant substance into a drink or food of another person who will consume it unawarely. You can not possibly know how that person or those people are going to react. It is sly, stupid and almost certainly illegal. I hope you are mature enough to take my point. I could be doing you a big, big favour.
Exactly, it’s assault pure and simple.
In fairness to the guy who took the cake in he wasn’t aware the cake was doctored.
This is, of course, nonsense. Smoking cannabis is the fastest way of getting THC into the bloodstream which is why it’s usually done that way. Eating it is one of the slowest. Whether you eat hash brownies or drink cannabis tea you aren’t going to get any sort of reaction for some 20 to 30 minutes. Fake nooz.