Michigan Police Officer Took Marijuana From Suspects, Then Calls 911 Fearing He Overdosed
This is a total Throwback Thursday story. This video popped up in my newsfeed this morning and I had to share it. 11 years ago an officer in Dearborn, MI stole pot from a suspect and decided to make some pot brownies with his wife. That's when things went amiss...
Fun fact, you can't overdose on marijuana. You can't overdose if you smoke it or if you eat it. It's physically impossible. According to a judge's ruling during a marijuana rescheduling hearing:
"In layman terms this means that in order to induce death a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times as much marijuana as is contained in one marijuana cigarette. NIDA-supplied marijuana cigarettes weigh approximately .9 grams. A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response."
That doesn't mean that the officer and his wife weren't having a negative reaction, but it was purely psychological.
The officer, Cpl. Edward Sanchez, wasn't prosecuted for his actions, but he did end up resigning from his post shortly after the incident.