This is the second part of a two part article. You are advised to read the first article, People have forgotten how to live like dogs: Part 1, before reading this one. As per the last article, all names have been changed for privacy reasons. Now, to proceed with the continuation of the story of Dakota:
Unfortunately, Dakota had a horrible response to the pot brownie. She was in the living room with Mary, eating chips, when she decided to FaceTime her girlfriend Gia. During her chat with Gia, the effects of the marijuana suddenly hit her “like a train.” She felt like she kept “rewinding”, because she kept saying the same things over and over again. Stuck in a strange, never ending cycle, Dakota became afraid. She started walking around the room, wondering what was real and what wasn’t. Perhaps it was dehydration?
Mary was completely useless in helping Dakota calm down, because she was too “chilled out” to care. Dakota threatened to call 911 if Gia didn’t come to comfort her. Dakota then went to the kitchen to re-hydrate with some water but started dialing 911. That was when Mary showed up, grabbed the phone, and threw it on the ground. Mary’s mom heard the commotion, came into the kitchen, and demanded to know what was wrong.
Mary’s mom was unable to calm Dakota down, and Dakota insisted that she would call an ambulance if Gia, who did not have a car, didn’t come to the house to be with her. Mary’s mom agreed to pick up Dakota’s girlfriend, Gia, if Dakota wouldn’t call 911. Dakota didn’t call 911, and Mary’s mom went to pick up Gia. Mary’s mom and Gia returned shortly thereafter, and Gia helped Dakota relax. She shook Dakota and asked, “What’s going on in your head?” Dakota talked for two hours, but she has no idea what she said because she has amnesia. Eventually, after spilling every last thought in her head, she fell asleep in a guest room. She says it felt like she fell asleep for only a second, but she actually slept the entire night, waking up around the same time as everyone else the next morning. It was an awful morning for her, because she woke up feeling “super sad” and groggy.
Needless to say, Dakota is now traumatized. She’s only gotten high on marijuana a few times since then, and every single high has been a bad one. That first marijuana trip seemed so innocent at the time. Mary’s mom actually took a picture of the two teen girls with their pot brownie before they started eating it. Mary and Dakota had their arms locked together like a married couple while they held their portions of the pot brownie. Dakota never thought she would have such an awful trip from prescription marijuana, but she is grateful that she got high at a friend’s house and not in a public place.
Dakota is a happy, athletic young woman. She loves to dance, cook, and do other activities. She still has a happy relationship with Gia. She seems to do best when she is living the doggy lifestyle: exercising, eating, drinking, sleeping, and receiving loving attention from her significant other. The very human desire for something extra (marijuana) does not suit her.